On January 11, from 10:00 to 11:30 CST, MFAI, with our partners Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) and USDA’s Risk Management Agency, is hosting a free webinar on “How New USDA Risk Management Tools Can Help Diversified/Specialty Crop Growers.”
The 2014 Farm Bill directed USDA’s Risk Management Agency to develop risk management tools that not only allow, but actually incentivize, diversification on farms.  The new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program offers important new protections that can be helpful for small, diversified farmers, from canning crop growers to direct-marketers to cash grain and livestock producers.  Questions we will address include:  What crops and livestock enterprises does Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance cover?  What losses are covered?  How much revenue does it cover?  How much does it cost?  What yield or income records are required?
Please register at the following URL:
http://bit.ly/1TdXeRJ
You may also contact MFAI Policy Director Margaret Krome for more information: mkrome@sbcglobal.net
608) 238-1440.
Photo Credit: USDA SARE
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Save the Date Diversified Farmers!

On January 11, from 10:00 to 11:30 CST, MFAI, with our partners Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) and USDA’s Risk Management Agency, is hosting a free webinar on “How New USDA Risk Management Tools Can Help Diversified/Specialty Crop Growers.”
The 2014 Farm Bill directed USDA’s Risk Management Agency to develop risk management tools that not only allow, but actually incentivize, diversification on farms.  The new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program offers important new protections that can be helpful for small, diversified farmers, from canning crop growers to direct-marketers to cash grain and livestock producers.  Questions we will address include:  What crops and livestock enterprises does Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance cover?  What losses are covered?  How much revenue does it cover?  How much does it cost?  What yield or income records are required?
Please register at the following URL:
You may also contact MFAI Policy Director Margaret Krome for more information: mkrome@sbcglobal.net
608) 238-1440.
Photo Credit: USDA SARE