Guidebooks Help Organic Farmers Manage Risks

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), in cooperation with USDA-Risk Management Agency, has released two informative new guidebooks on how organic and transitioning growers can manage on-farm risk through crop insurance programs and sound soil health management. Introduction to Crop Insurance for Organic and Transitioning Producers explains how crop insurance works for organic and transitioning farmers, including coverage types and recordkeeping, as well as what to know when working with crop insurance agents.  Reducing Risks Through Best Soil Health Management Practices in Organic Crop Production offers practical tools and research on best soil health practices to build soil health and resilience to extreme weather conditions, such as drought and flooding. Both publications are free online in PDF.