Diversified organic farmers have historically been challenged in finding crop insurance products that work for them because Risk Management Agency (RMA) has generally offered coverage on a crop by crop basis, rather than on a whole farm revenue basis. New crop insurance programs from the 2014 Farm Bill include options for specialty and organic crop farmers, beginning farmers, as well as steps to ensure conservation compliance. A Senior USDA official, USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Associate Administrator Mike Alston, will discuss how new risk management tools outlined in the Farm Bill and adminstered by RMA will affect producers in 2015 and beyond.
Moderator: Nathanial Lewis, Organic Trade Association, Olympia WA
Hosted by the Organic Trade Association