New Crop Insurance Policy for Diversified Farms

Historically, few crop insurance options existed for diversified organic farms. Now, under a new policy called Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) diversified farms can insure crops, livestock, nursery, and greenhouse crops under one comprehensive policy.

Until WFRP, diversified organic farms could not take full advantage of crop insurance policies. Individual policies and price elections were often not available for organic crops or for the counties where the crops were grown. Additionally, highly diversified farms could not justify the expense of separate insurance policies for each type of crop and livestock. Therefore, WFRP is a more viable option for diversified farmers who want to insure their production under a single, comprehensive policy.

WFRP will be available in 44 states. In California, farms in the following counties may be eligible: Butte, Fresno, Kern, Mendocino, Monterey, Riverside, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba.

For more information on WFRP, visit the Risk Management Agency website and the NSAC website.

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