Whole farm protection program offers a safety net for growers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency has a new program that will provide growers whole farm protection. The Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one insurance policy and is available in all counties nationwide. We spoke with Fred Simons, agent for Carden & Associates, about what this new program means for growers.
“The biggest benefit of the program is that it allows coverage on a whole farm basis so you can grow several different types of commodities, some commodities that probably do not have any crop insurance available to them. Under this program, you could get coverage,” Simons said. “It provides a floor on what matters in a farming operation, and that is the money you make.”
The program is designed for any farm with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue, including farms with specialty or organic commodities (both crops and livestock), or those marketing to local, regional, farm-identity preserved, specialty, or direct markets.
To find out more about the program, contact your crop insurance agent and ask about what the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program can do for you.