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USDA expands specialty crop insurance options, eyes additional steps

USDA is expanding and enhancing crop insurance product for fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops and considering some additional steps that could help address the sector’s priorities. But some additional funding and statutory authority may be needed in the next farm bill to make changes sought by growers, according to the Risk Management Agency.
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USDA shoring up, expanding whole farm insurance

An insurance policy created to help diversified operations, specialty crop growers and small farms better manage their risk has slipped in popularity over the past two years, but advocates say a series of changes USDA is making in the program could reverse the decline.
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Whole-farm policies start to catch on

WASHINGTON, Mar. 1, 2017 - As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, the new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policies that USDA is offering under a pilot program authorized by the 2014 farm law are showing signs of catching on with the diversified farms they were designed to serve.
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