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Risk Management

Supplemental Coverage Option Expanding as Part of the Farm Safety Net

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The 2014 Farm Bill created Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a new add-on crop insurance option which provides supplemental coverage on a producer’s underlying crop insurance policy. SCO operates by mimicking a producer’s individual crop insurance coverage and covering a...

How do CSA Operators Manage Risks In Their Operations?

CSA operators utilize various methods to manage risks in their operations. One way can be through the membership agreement, but other ways can be utlized. Recently, a report was issued by Mayhah R. Suri and Paul Goeringer discussing the results of the work done by the Department of Agricultural and...
Annapolis, MD -- Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder reminds farmers that the sales closing date to purchase crop insurance for spring seeded crops and to make changes to policies is...

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. NAP now offers coverage from the 50-percent level to...

Managing Risk for Food Businesses

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 - 9:15am to 3:30pm
University of Maryland Extension - Washington County Office
University of Maryland and Penn State Extension to Offer Food Business Risk Management Class Because consumers have grown more concerned about how their food was grown and processed, every food business owner (and every farmer who is selling products directly to the public) needs to understand the...

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Legal Risk Management Considerations

This fact sheet can serve as another tool in a farmer’s risk management plans by providing information on how farmers can protect themselves from legal challenges from a nuisance or violation of an environmental permit. The information discussed in this fact sheet will not eliminate threats of...

Managing Risk for Food Businesses

Tuesday, May. 12, 2015 - 9:15am to 3:30pm
Maryland Agriculture Resource Center
University of Maryland and Penn State Extension to Offer Food Business Risk Management Class Because consumers have grown more concerned about how their food was grown and processed, every food business owner (and every farmer who is selling products directly to the public) needs to understand the...

Quick Look at Yield Exclusion Option in 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA One new option for crop insurance in the 2014 Farm Bill is Yield Exclusion (YE). YE allows for producers to exclude specific yields from eligible years from their actual production histories (APH). This exclusion can have an impact on producers’ APHs and crop insurance...

A Producer's Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland (EB-372)

This 13-page guide is intended to assist farmers, growers, and their advisors in understanding the regulations affecting the processing and marketing of meat and poultry products in Maryland. This guide also contains information on labeling, marketing, risk management, and regulatory exemptions. By...

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. The 2014 Farm Bill...

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