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The UVM Agricultural Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education Program is a partnership between the University of Vermont and the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA). The goal of this program is to provide Vermont agricultural producers information about crop insurance resources and programs as a means to reduce production risk, revenue risk and to increase financial stability of Vermont farm enterprises.

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Crop Insurance & Risk Management Resources

Annual crops

Corn RMA Fact Sheet
Corn Vermont Fact Sheet
Fresh Market Sweet Corn RMA Fact Sheet
Vermont Vegetable & Berry Growers Fact Sheet (PDF)

Perennial crops

Forage Seeding RMA Fact Sheet (PDF) 
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Vermont Fact Sheet (PDF)
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage RMA Fact Sheet (PDF)
Apple and Peach Vermont Fact Sheet (PDF)
Apples RMA Fact Sheet
Peaches RMA Fact Sheet
Vermont Vegetable & Berry Growers Fact Sheet

Grains and Specialty crops

Vermont Small Grains Fact Sheet (PDF)
Wheat RMA Fact Sheet, 2018 crop year
Barley RMA Fact Sheet, 2018 crop year
Vermont Nursery Growers Fact Sheet (PDF)
Nursery Inventory Software (EPLPPS)
Nursery Commodity Insurance RMA Fact Sheet (PDF)
Maple – Crop Insurance Information for Maple Producers (PDF)


USDA Livestock Insurance Programs Available in Vermont (PDF)
Dairy Revenue Protection RMA Fact Sheet
Dairy Revenue Protection RMA FAQ
Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) for Dairy (PDF)
Livestock Gross Margin – Dairy (LGM-Dairy) RMA Fact Sheet
Livestock Gross Margin – Swine (LGM-Swine) RMA Fact Sheet
Margin Protection Program – Dairy (MPP-D) FSA Fact Sheet


Vermont Beekeepers Risk Management Fact Sheet (PDF)
Apiculture Fact Sheet

Diversified enterprises

Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Vermont Fact Sheet (PDF)
Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program (WFRP) RMA Fact Sheet

Other Resources

USDA Programs Support Beginning Farmers and Ranches (PDF)
New and Beginning Farmers Information (PDF)
USDA Portal for New Farmers, Women in Ag, Young Farmers, and Veterans
RMA Organic Crops Information
RMA Organic Price Addendum
Organic Farming Practices
Crop Insurance for Organic Producers Vermont Fact Sheet (PDF)
Prevented Planting – Drought
Prevented Planting – Flood
Requesting Insurance Not In Your County
Contract Price Addendum
5 Types of Agricultural Risk (PDF): Production, Price or market, Financial, Institutional, and Human/Personal
Download the Risk Management Checklist (PDF)
Cover Crops and Crop Insurance in Vermont (PDF)


More Ag Risk Info

Senator Leahy Highlights Changes in New Farm Bill

Farmers Meet With RMA Administrator and Raleigh Regional Director

Recent Agricultural Risk information is summarized in the Champlain Valley Crops, Soils and Pasture Newsletter.

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Jake Jacobs

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


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. This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18RMETS524C022.

News & Events

UVM Extension Ag Business One-on-One Clinics

Available February-April 2019

Whole Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance webinar

Learn about the Whole Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance program through real farm examples from the northeast, gain information about the types of risks covered and the records needed to enroll.  An online webinar, scheduled Jan. 24, from 12 noon–1 p.m., will include an overview of the gross revenue-protection program.  Time for questions will be available. The webinar is for farmers who want to learn more about the program before the Mar. 15 enrollment deadline.
The webinar is free; registration is required. For more information contact Erin Roche, 207.949.2940,
Speakers include crop insurance education program managers from the University of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware Cooperative Extensions. Funding for this program is provided by the USDA Risk Management Agency Targeted States Program.

Webinars on Crop Insurance Topics beginning Jan 8, 2019, presented by National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS)

USDA to Measure Quarterly Colony Loss & Honey Production (PDF)

Watch a Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance Webinar

From Cooperative Extension groups in UMaine, URI, and UMass