FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Crop Insurance for Specialty Crops
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed May 21, 2014 12:10 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Producers of bulk commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat have made crop insurance a staple of their risk management plans, insuring about 85% of eligible acres nationwide. Unfortunately, specialty crops like fresh sweet corn lag far behind at a mere 21% of planted acres and fresh green beans at 3%. Now the Risk Management Agency hopes attractive new features in a Whole-Farm Revenue Protection policy will aid risk management for diversified specialty crop and livestock producers.

"Crop insurance provides a tremendous safety net for core crops," Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis told DTN. "This is ...

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