Sep 5, 2017
Sustainable farming group wants grower feedback on crop insurance

A national farming conservation nonprofit wants to find out why more specialty crop farmers aren’t taking advantage of recent changes to the federal crop insurance program.

The 2014 Farm Bill required the USDA to create new insurance products for specialty crop growers, as well as diversified and organic growers.

However, few producers have taken advantage of these new opportunities. The Butte, Montana-based National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is conducting a survey of needs and attitudes so it can recommend changes to the program based on the results.

The survey confidential and anonymous 20-minute survey is open to any commercial farmer or rancher in the United States. The group is offering a $20 honorarium to early responders. Producers can take the survey here.

The survey is funded by National Institute of Food and Agriculture, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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