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Is Organic Farming Risky? Improving Crop Insurance for Organic Farms

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Published in October 2019, this report presents findings from the NCAT project Is Organic Farming Risky?, a research and education project aimed at understanding and improving crop insurance for organic farms. This work was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2014-51300-22224.

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Published in October 2019, this report presents findings from the NCAT project Is Organic Farming Risky?, a research and education project aimed at understanding and improving crop insurance for organic farms. This work was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2014-51300-22224.

Contents
Chapter 1: How organic farms gained access to crop insurance: a very brief history
Chapter 2: How organic farms use crop insurance
Chapter 3: A survey of grower attitudes about crop insurance
Chapter 4: A survey of crop insurance agents
Chapter 5: Why are organic loss ratios so high?
Chapter 6: A study of Whole-Farm Revenue Protection loss ratios
Chapter 7: An empirical analysis of crop insurance performance for diversified organic and conventional production systems
Chapter 8: Recommendations for improving crop insurance for organic farms
Chapter 9: Improving Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance

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