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E-3413 Insurance Options for Vegetable Growers

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April 28, 2021 - Author: Benjamin Phillips

Vegetable farmers face many challenges. In 2017 and 2018, excessive rain rotted the last few pickings of melons, watermelons, peppers, and tomatoes. In the prolonged wet 2019 spring, some growers reduced the number of plantings to focus on transplanted vegetables and pumpkins in the limited time they had between rain events. In 2020, favorable vernalizing conditions followed by heat caused bolting in early-planted biennial vegetables. Thankfully, risk management programs can take the edge off of major losses from lower yields, crop losses, or prevented planting from weather events such as these.

The latest publication from the Beginning Farmers DEMaND series explores risk management programs for vegetable producers.  Offered through the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, these programs help to mitigate some of the production risk that producers face on an annual basis.

Download the latest bulletin in the Beginning Farmers DEMaND (Developing and Educating Managers and New Decision-makers) series today to begin learning about how these programs can help your farm business manage production risk. 

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Tags: agriculture, beginning farmer, beginning farmer demand, beginning farmer farm business, crop insurance, demand bulletins, farm management, msu extension, vegetables

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