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The UVM Agricultural Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education Program helps producers address the risks that confront every farming operation. The goal is to provide useful information, resources and links about crop insurance and other risk management programs that will help farmers manage production, marketing and other farm business perils. This UVM program is supported by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA).   

Vermont Agricultural Producers Managing Risk

Crop Insurance & Risk Management Resources

Farm Management Team Program

Farm Management Team Program Flyer (PDF)
FMT Owner-Manager Self Assessment (PDF)

Annual crops

Corn for Silage and Grain 2020 Crop Year (PDF)
PDF iconNRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines, June 2019 (PDF)
Small Grains – VT Fact Sheet, 2019 crop year (PDF)
PDF iconVegetable & Berry 2020 Crop Year Fact Sheet (PDF)


Risk Management Programs for Beekeepers 2021 (PDF)

Diversified enterprises

Fact Sheet on Whole Farm Revenue Protection (PDF)

Grains and Specialty crops

Nursery Inventory Software RMA (EPLPPS)
Nursery Crop Insurance, 2020 (PDF)
PDF iconMaple 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Hemp Risk Coverage, 2020 (PDF)
Hop Risk Coverage, 2020 (PDF)
U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program: This is the interim USDA final rule governing the production of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill


Beef Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
USDA Risk Management and Crop Insurance for Dairy Producers (PDF)
Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance (Dairy-RP) (PDF)
Sheep and Goat Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
PDF iconLivestock 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
PDF iconJohne's Disease Fact Sheet


Crop Insurance for Organic Producers, 2020 (PDF)
Link: RMA Organic Crops Information
Link: RMA Organic Price Addendum

Perennial crops

Forage Seeding RMA Fact Sheet - 2019 crop year (PDF) 
Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
PDF iconApples and Peaches Vermont Fact Sheet – 2020 Crop (PDF)
Vegetable & Berry Growers 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)


Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance
View webinar recordings presented by National Crop Insurance Services

Other Resources

Prevented Planting & Replanting Provisions (PDF)
USDA Programs for New and Beginning Farmers, 2019 (PDF)
Link: 5 Types of Agricultural Risk (PDF): Production, Price or market, Financial, Institutional, and Human/Personal
Download the Risk Management Checklist (PDF)
What to Expect from Your Crop Insurance Agent, 2019 (PDF)
2018 Farm Bill Summary of Titles (PDF)
Link: RMA Fact Sheet Prevented Planting Insurance Provisions Flood
Link: RMA Fact Sheet RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date for Prevented Planting Acres Planted to a Cover Crop
Link: RMA Frequently Asked Questions about Prevented Planting Due to Flooding
PDF iconNatural Disaster and Crop Insurance (PDF)
2017 Census of Agriculture
RMA-AMS Harmonized GAP Assistance

More Ag Risk Info

Article: RMA-AMS Harmonized GAP Assistance Q&A (PDF)
Article: VAAFM produce safety programs (PDF)
Article: Mediating Loss of Forages Due to Lack of Rainfall (PDF)
Link: Vermont Association of Conservation Districts RAP Quiz
Article: Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program (VTAMP) (PDF)



Jake Jacobs

UVM Crop Insurance Education Coordinator
802-656-7356 (message line)


This is material based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28588.  Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

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News & Events

USDA’s DMC enrollment through December 11
The Dairy Margin Coverage Program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

CFAP 2 Webinar Recording
On 11/4 there was a University of Massachusetts Extension Zoom Meeting in cooperation with the Massachusetts Farm Bureau and the USDA Farm Service Agency.  The primary topic was CFAP 2.  Deadline to enroll is December 11.  Program information is applicable to all producers.  Contact your local FSA office in your state for more information and to enroll in CFAP2.  For crop insurance information, contact a crop insurance agent.  In Vermont, more information is available from UVM Ag Risk Education Coordinator Jake Jacobs. Here is the link to the webinar, passcode: 16jhFUy+

USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2
Enrollment through Dec. 11, 2020.
Link to a short video

VT Agency of Ag, Food & Markets Covid-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses

Crop Insurance Changes Due to Coronavirus
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus, including enabling producers to send notifications and reports electronically, extending the date for production reports and providing additional time and deferring interest on premium and other payments.  Talk with your insurance agent about changes that may affect your coverage.

2020 Cover Crops Insurance and NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines FAQs