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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.

Vermont Agricultural Producers Managing Risk

Crop Insurance & Risk Management Resources

Annual crops

Corn - VT Fact Sheet - 2019 crop year (PDF)
PDF icon NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines, June 2019 (PDF)
Small Grains – VT Fact Sheet, 2019 crop year (PDF)
PDF icon Vegetable & Berry 2020 Crop Year Fact Sheet (PDF)


Apiculture Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)

Diversified enterprises

Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Vermont Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
Whole Farm Revenue Protection - Preparing to Enroll Vermont Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Dairy Farms Vermont Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)

Grains and Specialty crops

Nursery Inventory Software RMA (EPLPPS)
Nursery Growers VT Fact Sheet, 2019 crop year (PDF)
PDF icon Maple 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Hemp Growers risk coverage, February 2019 (PDF)
Hop Growers VT Fact Sheet,  2019 crop year (PDF)


Beef Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
Risk Management and Crop Insurance for Vermont Dairy Farms, 2019 (PDF)
Dairy Revenue Protection Vermont Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) for Vermont Dairy Farms, 2019 (PDF)
Preparing to enroll in WFRP, 2019 (PDF)
Sheep and Goat Vt Fact Sheet, 2019 (PDF)
PDF icon Livestock 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)
PDF icon Johne's Disease Fact Sheet


Crop Insurance for Organic Producers (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 Vermont Fact Sheet - 2019 (PDF)
PDF icon Apples and Peaches Vermont Fact Sheet – 2020 Crop (PDF)
Vegetable & Berry Growers Vt Fact Sheet – 2019 crop year (PDF)


WFRP - January 2019 
Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance
View webinar recordings presented by National Crop Insurance Services

Other Resources

Prevented Planting & Replanting Provisions (PDF)
NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines (PDF)
USDA Programs for New and Beginning Farmers, 2019 (PDF)
Link: USDA Portal for New Farmers, Women in Ag, Young Farmers, and Veterans
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 icon Natural 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)
News Release: Senator Leahy Highlights Changes in New Farm Bill
Article: Mediating Loss of Forages Due to Lack of Rainfall (PDF)
Article: Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance (PDF)
Article: New Revenue Protection for Dairy Producers (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)


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

Vermont Emergency Spreading Exemption (PDF)

U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Update - Interim final rule published on October 31, 2019.  Comments may be submitted until December 30, 2019. View short webinar “U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Overview”

2020 Cover Crops Insurance and NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines FAQs

PDF icon Producers to Receive Automatic Prevented Planting ‘Top-Up’ Payments (PDF)

Prevented Planting Disaster Payments FAQs - Information for producers who received “top-up” payments from RMA for 2019 prevented planting losses.