Crop insurance has been the linchpin of the farm safety net for years – according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack – who says it continues to grow as the single most important factor in protecting producers of all sizes from the effects of unpredictable weather. The 2014 Farm Bill requires a whole-farm crop insurance policy option – and Vilsack announced Wednesday the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection policy will provide flexible coverage options for specialty crop, organic and diversified crop producers. He says this option gives farmers more flexibility, promotes crop diversity and helps support the production of healthy fruits and vegetables. The program will be implemented in counties across the U.S. and expand in availability over the next several years.
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