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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.   

Vermont Agricultural Producers Managing Risk

Crop Insurance & Risk Management Resources

Annual crops

Corn for Silage and Grain 2022 Crop Year (PDF)
NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines, June 2019 (PDF)
Crop Insurance for Small Grains - 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
2022 Risk Management Programs for Vegetable and Berry Growers (PDF)


Risk Management Programs for Beekeepers 2022 Crop Year (PDF)

Diversified enterprises

Whole Farm Revenue Protection RMA Fact Sheet 
Micro Farm Program National Fact Sheet (PDF)

Grains and Specialty crops

Nursery Inventory Software RMA (EPLPPS) 
Nursery Crop Insurance, 2020 (PDF)
Maple 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Hop Risk Coverage, 2020 (PDF)
U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program 
Crop Insurance for Small Grains - 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
2022 Hemp Risk Coverage Fact Sheet (PDF)
RMA Hemp Policy Fact Sheet (PDF)


Dairy Revenue Protection RMA Fact Sheet
Beef Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
2022 Risk Management for Dairy Producers (PDF)
Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance (Dairy-RP) (PDF)
Sheep and Goat Vt Fact Sheet, 2019(PDF)
Livestock 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Johne's Disease Fact Sheet (PDF)
Article - Dairy Margin Coverage Q & A with Marin Bozic 


Crop Insurance for Organic Producers, 2022 (PDF)
Link: RMA Organic Crops Information 
Link: RMA Organic Price Addendum 

Perennial crops

Apple Crop Insurance RMA Fact Sheet (PDF)
Forage Seeding RMA Fact Sheet - 2019 crop year (PDF) 
Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance 2021 Crop Year (PDF)
2022 Risk Management Programs for Vegetable and Berry Growers (PDF)

Other Resources

Transferring the Farm (PDF)
Building Your Networks video series 
USDA Risk Management Checklist (PDF)
USDA Programs for New and Beginning Farmers, 2019 (PDF)
What to Expect from Your Crop Insurance Agent, 2021 (PDF)
2018 Farm Bill Summary of Titles (PDF)
PDF icon Natural Disaster and Crop Insurance (PDF)
2017 Census of Agriculture 

More Ag Risk Info

Farm First: Less Stress, More Farming (PDF)
Managing Agricultural Risk (PDF)
VAAFM produce safety programs (PDF)
Mediating Loss of Forages Due to Lack of Rainfall (PDF)
Vermont Association of Conservation Districts RAP Quiz 
Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program (VTAMP) (PDF)