Crop Insurance and Hemp: The Whole Farm Approach

Hemp can now be sold legally across the country. For the 2020 crop year the only way to insure hemp is through a unique federally-subsidized Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy. This policy protects the value of the whole farm’s revenue rather than any specific product a farmer grows. For 2020, industrial hemp in seed, flower or fiber form can be one of the products insured by a WFRP policy. Jeff Schahczenski, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist, with NCAT will give an introduction on this whole farm approach to insuring hemp in 2020.