Risk Management for Greenhouse Growers

February 23, 2024

Controlled Environment – Managing Destruction Order Risk with USDA Crop Insurance, Phillip Preston and Brandon Walters, GreenStone Farm Credit Services

For the first time, the Risk Management Agency of the USDA is offering Controlled Environment (CE) crop insurance program which offers insurance for destruction orders for plant diseases and contamination introduced from the environment even though all biosecurity protocols were followed. Phillip Preston and Brandon Walters from Greenstone Farm Credit Services will explain the new pilot program, determine if you qualify to participate, and describe barriers to coverage. While the deadline for the 2024 crop year was Dec. 1, 2023, the insurance can still be secured and the amount will be pro-rated for the coming spring season.