Keith Collins

National Crop Insurance Services

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Economic advisor to National Crop Insurance Services, a nonprofit trade association that promotes the US crop insurance industry; former chief economist for the US Department of Agriculture (1993-2008)

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More than 1000 counties in 29 states – the most ever -- have been declared natural disaster areas.

Drought and King Corn

More than 1000 counties in 29 states – the most ever -- have been declared natural disaster areas.

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Corn is basic to America's diet, from feed for all the animals we eat, to cereal and even Gatorade. We also depend on fuel from corn-made ethanol.

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Corn is basic to America's diet, from feed for all the animals we eat, to cereal and even Gatorade. We also depend on fuel from corn-made ethanol.

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