Episode 72. Insuring Your Farm’s Revenue
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 farmers.
For more information on this topic, you can contact Jeff Schahczenski directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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