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EWG publishes crop insurance subsidy report by state

The Environmental Work Group today will publish a new crop insurance analysis which it says shows that farmers in 25 states have received premium subsidies ranging from $100,000 to more than $1 million each in the last year.

"Through the Freedom of Information Act, EWG analysts have, for the first time, obtained information about crop insurance policies and premium subsidies for individual policyholders in each state and county in the United States," a news release said.

The organization will report the number of policyholders receiving varying levels of premium subsidies in each state, along with some details about 26 operations that received more than $1 million in premium subsidies, the EWG said. The names of policyholders were not disclosed.

The Hagstrom Report will report on the study later today.