Laird Townsend

Laird Townsend is an Associated Press-trained journalist and magazine editor, as well as the founder of Project Word. Previously, he has worked as features editor at Orion magazine, and editor of Terrain magazine, a Berkeley, California-based environmental news quarterly.

How you pay farmers to watch their crops shrivel up and die

The federal crop insurance program puts farmers in a real bind. And as climate change intensifies, it's only getting worse.