New Guidebooks and Webinars Help Manage On-Farm Risk
January 2, 2019
Responding to the needs of farmers and ranchers across the country, Organic Farming Research Foundation, OFRF, in cooperation with USDA-Risk Management Agency, has developed two informative new guidebooks and webinars on how organic and transitioning growers can manage on-farm risk through crop insurance programs and sound soil health management.
Introduction to Crop Insurance for Organic and Transitioning Producers
How crop insurance works for organic and transitioning farmers, including coverage types and record-keeping, as well as what to know when working with crop insurance agents.
Reducing Risks Through Best Soil Health Management Practices in Organic Crop Production
Practical tools and research on best soil health practices to build soil health and resilience to extreme weather conditions, such as drought and flooding.
“With better understanding of the latest soil-health management practices, producers will be able to proactively reduce certain risks and achieve better production performance,” explains Michael Stein, Policy Associate at OFRF. “By utilizing federal crop insurance programs, organic and transitioning farmers can have a safety net in place that provides much needed support in challenging times.”
Improving risk management among organic producers is an important step in ensuring domestic supply is able to meet the increasing demand for U.S. grown organic products.
Join the webinars:
Hail Happens! Insurance Options for Organic Farmers
January 16, 2019
Lower Financial Risk by Increasing Soil Health
February 6, 2019
Download the free guidebooks at ofrf.org/reports
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is a non-profit foundation that works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.