Organic farming has become one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recognizes organic farming practices as good farming practices and continues to move forward in improving crop insurance coverage for organic producers and producers transitioning to organic production to make viable and effective risk management options available. In general, regulations governing the insurability of organic and transitional practices are the same as for conventional practices.
At PepperFest, with every bite of delicious peppery dish, and each sip of spicy pepper-infused beer,we are propagating a world that is free of genetically-modified organisms, free of patents on seed varieties, and free to adapt as needed. We are all helping create a stronger local food system and a better future for our children.
During a flood or other natural disaster there will be a series of challenges facing every farmer. For an organic farmer, the flood or other natural disaster will have results that can be unique to organic production. This booklet presents a short summary of some of the issues that organic producers may face during a natural disaster – and in particular with a flood.