Agricultural producers – especially organic, urban, specialty crop and direct market producers – are invited to join the USDA Risk Management Agency for a series of virtual and in-person roadshow workshops highlighting the latest updates and improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm insurance options. Both programs serve as safety nets for all commodities on a farm under one policy and are available in all counties nationwide.
The events will include RMA Administrator Marcia Bunger and other RMA experts. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers in real time.
More virtual (using Microsoft Teams) and in-person workshops will be scheduled soon.
December 6, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
In-person event: Weslaco, Texas
Address: Texas A&M University Citrus Center, 312 N International Blvd, Weslaco, Texas
Hosted by: Oklahoma City Regional Office
December 7, 2022, 11:30 a.m. PT
In-person: Wenatchee, Washington
Virtual: Join the roadshow meeting
Address: WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, 1100N Western Ave, Wenatchee, Washington
In-person space is limited, please RSVP to RSOWA@usda.gov by December 2, 2022
Hosted by: Spokane Regional Office
December 13, 2022, 11:00 a.m. ET
Virtual: Join the roadshow meeting
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January 10, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
In-person event: Live Oak, Florida
Address: NFREC-Suwannee Valley Farm, Conference Room & Pavilion, 8202 County Road 417, Live Oak, Florida
Hosted by: Valdosta Regional Office
January 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
In-person event: Vernon, Connecticut
Address: Tolland Agricultural Center, Tolland County UConn Extension, 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, Connecticut
Hosted by: Raleigh Regional Office
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) is designed to meet the needs of highly diverse farms that are growing a wide range of commodities, and for farms selling commodities to wholesale markets. It provides coverage against the loss of revenue that you expect to earn or will obtain from commodities you produce or purchase for resale during the insurance period under one insurance policy. Any farm with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue, including farms with specialty or organic commodities (both crops and livestock), or those marketing to local, regional, farm-identity preserved, specialty, or direct markets, is eligible.
The Micro Farm program is tailored for any farm with up to $350,000 in approved revenue, including farms with specialty or organic commodities (both crops and livestock), or those marketing to local, regional, farm-identity preserved, specialty, or direct markets. Micro Farm provides protection against the loss of insured revenue due to unavoidable natural causes which occur during the insurance period. It will also provide carryover loss coverage if you are insured the following year.
Find Your Local Service Center
We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the pandemic. Many USDA Service Centers are open for visitors, but some may remain open by appointment only. Contact your local Service Center to determine their open status or make an appointment. Service Center staff continues to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.
USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to ﬁnd your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.
Visit the Risk Management Agency website to ﬁnd a regional or compliance office or to ﬁnd an insurance agent near you.