Sustaining a Farmers’ Market through Diverse Funding Strategies:
A case study of the Durham Farmers’ Market
This case study highlights an example of a market successfully using a variety of funding strategies to support its market and programs.
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.