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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

Annual crops

Corn for Silage and Grain 2020 Crop Year (PDF)
PDF iconNRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines, June 2019 (PDF)
Crop Insurance for Small Grains - 2021 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)
Hop Risk Coverage, 2020 (PDF)
U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program
Crop Insurance for Small Grains - 2021 Crop Year (PDF)


Beef Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
USDA Risk Management and Crop Insurance programs 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
Article - Dairy Margin Coverage Q & A with Marin Bozic


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)


Aquaculture Business Planning & Risk Management, Maine Aquaculture Association, Nov. 2020
View webinar recordings presented by National Crop Insurance Services

Other Resources

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, 2021 (PDF)
2018 Farm Bill Summary of Titles (PDF)

PDF iconNatural Disaster and Crop Insurance (PDF)
2017 Census of Agriculture

More Ag Risk Info

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 material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28588 and Award Number 2018-70027-28584.  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

Pandemic Response & Safety Grant Program (PRS): The PRS Grant Program can provide grants to farmers as well as food processors, distributors and markets to respond to coronavirus, including measures to protect workers against COVID–19. Signup for PRS Grants opens on September 23, 2021 and runs through November 8, 2021. All applications filed during signup will be evaluated.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is currently accepting new and modified CFAP 2 applications.

USDA re-opened CFAP 2 signup beginning April 5, 2021.
Signup will close on October 12, 2021.

Clean Water Initiative Program Consultations
Farm owners can work one-on-one with UVM Extension business educators to evaluate the feasibility and impact of changes facing the farm and business to meet Vermont’s water quality goals.

Farm Management Team applications (PDF) being accepted until remaining openings are filled
Farm Management Team Producer Application Information (PDF)