Cost-effective and simple access to a crop insurance program suitable for diversified vegetable operations could have a tremendous impact on the profitability and sustainability of specialty crop farms. Unfortunately, the USDA’s Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program (WFRP) has yet to achieve this goal.
In this video, Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agriculture and Natural Resource Economist, offers a review of the crop insurance program and provides a case study using the new WFRP micro addendum policy for northeastern diversified specialty and horticultural operations.
This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.