Risk management option available for farmers

By The Tri-City HeraldMay 21, 2014 

Fruit and vegetable farmers now have a new risk management option for diversified farms.

The new policy, called Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, can provide flexible coverage for specialty crop, organic and diversified crops. The program will be implemented in counties across the nation.

Farmers will be able to insure all their crops at once rather than getting a policy for each commodity, according to a news release.

The new policy was required by the 2014 farm bill. It will be offered as a pilot policy in 2015.

For more information, go to www.rma.usda.gov.

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