Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Tag

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is holding an online listening session on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection. Are you a farmer enrolled or previously enrolled in a WFRP insurance policy? What draws you to WFRP? What barriers to access and other challenges have you faced? How could WFRP be better for your farm? Join this one-hour Zoom session on January 10, 2022, at 4 p.m. Eastern to share your experience....

Related ATTRA Publication: Crop Insurance Options for Specialty, Diversified, and Organic Farmers The Center for Rural Affairs has released a new resource guide to inform producers who grow small grains about crop insurance options, From Seed to Secured: Crop Insurance for Small Grains. The guide includes information about the availability of established Multi-Peril policies for small grains, as well as what to do if there is not an available Multi-Peril policy in your county. It also discusses a special option, or "endorsement," available for malting barley; describes Whole Farm Revenue Protection; and gives a brief overview of the landscape of private policies...

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the polar vortex that hit the United States in mid-February: leaving people in Texas without power for up to two weeks, coming within five minutes of crashing the entire Texas power grid, and devastating farms and ranches across the state, including some good friends of mine. It was a “teachable moment” for sure, offering lessons about climate disruption and power industry deregulation among other things. As someone who spent several years working on improving crop insurance for organic farms, the storm also got me thinking about safety nets: who has them and...

I have recently been awakened to a re-evaluation of risk and uncertainty. Have these changes in risk and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the need and desire to re-examine crop insurance?
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist...

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...