Farm Sustainability Publications

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Farm Aid Names RAFI-USA as 2019 Grantee

RAFI -USA is thrilled to share the recent announcement of Farm Aid’s 2019 grantee list. For 30 year’s RAFI-USA has been awarded grants from Farm Aid to continue our on- on-one personal farmer assistance that is so desperately needed to keep family farms in business.

Congressional Briefing: Specialty Crop Risk Management

Improvements to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Program and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) could create a cascade of benefits to the ag sector, particularly for specialty crop growers and beginning farmers not currently covered by crop insurance.

Farmer Guide: Floods and Organic Producers

During a flood or other natural disaster there will be a series of challenges facing every farmer. For an organic farmer, the flood or other natural disaster will have results that can be unique to organic production. This booklet presents a short summary of some of the issues that organic producers may face during a natural disaster – and in particular with a flood.

Fact sheet: Crop Insurance for Organic Farming Practices

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.