Jan 06, 2019 Insuring Your Farm’s Revenue – Podcast
In this episode NCAT’s Rich Myers has a conversation about Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance with Jeff Schahczenki, an agricultural and natural resource economist with NCAT’s ATTRA – the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Jeff has more than 30 years of experience working on issues related to sustainable and organic agriculture, with a recent interest in risk management and federal policy.
He wrote and help developed a national Organic Research and Education Initiative project entitled, Is Organic Farming Risky? Overcoming and Understanding Crop Insurance Barriers to Expanding Organic Food Production and Markets. He previously worked on a four-year national research project to develop a Microsoft Windows-based and a Web-based interactive crop insurance decision support tool for farmers and ranchers.
In this podcast, he and Rich talk about how Whole Farm Revenue Protection works, including some examples; identify challenges to Whole Farm Revenue Protection; and provide some insight into ways it could work better for famers.
You can get in touch directly with Jeff Schahczenski via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ATTRA Crop Insurance resource directory mentioned in the podcast:
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