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Friday, December 6 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Protecting the Whole Organic Farm Just Got Better

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On June 5, 2019, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), which oversees the entire federal crop insurance program, announced important changes to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy as a result of legislation passed in the 2018 Farm Bill. We at the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) have been working since 2008 to support and improve the whole farm revenue approach to insuring farms and ranches. OTA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and many others have also helped and after these many years of effort, there is now a nationwide availability to insure the revenue from the whole farm and not just a single product. This session will bring MOA members up to date on how these significant changes in the WFRP policy will make this a more affordable way to protect their whole farm's revenue. WFRP is particularly useful for organic farmers because it protect the organic value of their production as well as provided premium discounts to farms with a greater diversity of crops which is often the case for organic farmers. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Schahczenski

Jeff Schahczenski

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Mr. Jeff Schahczenski is an agricultural and natural resource economist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and he has worked on sustainable and organic for over 25 years. For the last 14 years he has worked on whole farm revenue and crop insurance generally... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Doug Crabtree

Doug Crabtree

Farmer, Vilicus Farms
MOA Board - Executive Committee, Chair


Friday December 6, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am MST
Frontier Room

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