June 6, 2019 – From the uncertainty of weather and the markets, to understanding which events are most likely to impact you—risk management is an important part of decision making on the farm. As OFRF works to make programs and policies related to crop insurance, conservation, and soil health better for organic farmers and sustainable agriculture, it is vital for us to have your input on the programs and practices you use to manage risk.
Having risk management systems that provide support for farmers, such as crop insurance, can lessen the stress of catastrophic events. Implementing on-farm practices like cover crops or increasing crop diversity can build soil health and increase farm resilience.
Sharing your experiences with risk management practices and programs can provide insight for OFRF and key partners that are working to strengthen federal farm programs for the organic and sustainable agriculture communities.