Crop Insurance




The National Center for Appropriate Technology, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and RAFI are holding a webinar on January 21, 2015, at 3:00 pm EST to discuss the Risk Management Agency’s new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy.

NSAC, NCAT and RAFI to Host National Webinar on New Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Policy





In the coming weeks, USDA is expected to release the details of a new whole-farm revenue policy, known as Whole-farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), which was required by the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has also made significant changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).

Crop Insurance to be More Cost-effective for Diversified and Specialty Crop Producers


Whole-Farm Revenue Protection looks to be a positive step toward addressing the risk management needs of producers who have historically been underserved by crop insurance. But additional reforms are needed, especially around beginning farmer access to whole-farm revenue insurance.

USDA Announces Pilot Program to Offer Whole-Farm Revenue Protection




organic crop insurance press release

In this pervasive global system, the effects of our food choices are hidden, and we are unable to see our impacts as consumers and citizens. We are, though, in a movement to liberate food and agriculture from the control of impersonal economic forces, misguided policy, and corporate domination.

[Guest Post] At What Cost? Food Hubs, Walmart, and Local Food


While U.S. consumer demand for organic grows exponentially, domestic production to meet that demand has not kept up, requiring greater imports of organic production to fill the gap. The organic program funding in the new Farm Bill will help U.S. farmers and handler better meet that demand.

2014 Farm Bill Analysis: Organic Agriculture