On April 17, the USDA unveiled details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agriculture, which includes $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers and $3 billion to purchase and distribute agriculture products to Americans in need. Read a summary of these two main components.
Crop insurance played an important role in 2019 for many Northeast spring crop producers. As we look ahead in 2020, utilizing your local agent's expertise to review your business goals, business risks, marketing plan and more can help you develop a plan that meets your business needs.
Producers in many areas of the Northeast who are growing a variety of nutrient-dense vegetables for the fresh market are well positioned to take advantage of market trends. The policies impacting vegetable production, U.S. vegetable consumption patterns and what producers can expect this year is discussed in this outlook written by Bradley Rickard, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.
Farming can be a risky endeavor. There are many ways to prepare for and mitigate risks, and an important one for many producers is crop insurance. Jeremy Forrett, Vice President, Crop Growers, LLP, discusses the importance of Northeast crop insurance in your risk management plan.