The USDA has announced flexibilities for organic certification amid the coronavirus pandemic. Farmers with crop insurance questions or needs should continue to contact their insurance agents about conducting business remotely (by telephone or email).

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Late snow and lots of rain have prevented or delayed planting on many farms. USDA provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters. Learn about coverage, technical and financial assistance, and more at

OFRF offers several resources to help farmers and ranchers manage risk. All resources are available to download for free. Print quantities may be available upon request.

Guide to USDA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Introduction to Crop Insurance
Introduction to Crop Insurance Update
Reducing Risk through Soil Management
An Organic Approach to Increasing Resilience
Webinar: Update on Organic Crop Insurance Options for 2020-2021

OFRF is an equal opportunity provider. OFRF prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact OFRF’s office at 831-426-6606.

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