University of Maryland Extension

Federal Crop Insurance Program Expands in 2016 and 2017 to Cover More Organic Crops

Author: 
Paul Goeringer and Howard Leathers

Photo by Edwin Remsberg

Organic agriculture represents one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture (USDA-RMA). With this in mind, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) continues to expand crop insurance options for organic growers.  In 2016 and 2017, organic producers in Maryland will see additional crops with organic crop insurance options.  Increasing crop insurance options will allow this segment of producers new opportunities to manage their risks.  

To better understand the recent developments in crop insurance opportunities for organic growers, Paul Goeringer and Howard Leathers walk you through the changes.  This fact sheet will help you better understand how crop insurance can be a risk management tool for your organic operation.

Federal Crop Insurance Program Expands in 2016 and 2017 to Cover More Organic Crops (July, 2016).

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