Crop Insurance


Citrus damaged in a freeze event.

Citrus damaged in a freeze event.

The federal crop insurance program has traditionally been used mainly by farms growing corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, cotton, and a few other commodity crops. Within the past few years, though, new crop insurance options like Whole-Farm Revenue Protection have become available, greatly improving the opportunities for those who are diversified, grow fruits and vegetables, or farm with organic methods. Even if you’ve never considered crop insurance, and don’t know the first thing about it, the resources on this page will help you decide if these new products may be right for your situation.

⇒ Videos


  Cover Crop Insurance Policies
  Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (Mien Narration)

 

⇒ Publications


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Crop Insurance Options for Specialty, Diversified, and Organic Farmers - IP438

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Managing the Sustainable Farm's Risks with Insurance: Navigating Common Options

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Primer on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance: Updates for 2018 - IP554

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⇒ Other Resources



USDA Risk Management Agency
Serving America's agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools to strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities.



⇒ ATTRA's Risk Management Publications



An Illustrated Guide to Growing Safe Produce on Your Farm - IP382

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Beyond Basic Compensation - IP360

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Building Strong, Legally Enforceable Sales Agreements for Production Services

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Building Strong, Legally Enforceable Sales Agreements with Availability Sheets and Invoices

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California Guide to Labor Laws for Small Farms - IP467

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Case Studies and Fact Sheets for Labor Laws on California Small Farms - IP469

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Conservation Easements - IP239

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Drafting a Lease: Questions for Farmers and Landowners to Ask

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Farm Employment Law: Know the Basics & Make Them Work for Your Farm

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Financing a Farmland Purchase: Legal Basics for Traditional & Non-Traditional Farmland Purchases

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Guía Ilustrada para Producir Alimentos Seguros en su Gránja: Buenas Practicas - SP382

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Positive Practices in Farm Labor Management - IP324

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Primer on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance: Updates for 2018 - IP554

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Sample Employee Manual for a Farm

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Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Regional Markets - IP464

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Tips for Farm Leases and Contracts: Creating Smart, Effective Documents - IP449

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