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Organic Farming Practices

Organic Crops

Organic farming has become one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recognizes organic farming practices as good farming practices and continues to move forward in improving crop insurance coverage for organic producers and producers transitioning to organic production to make viable and effective risk management options available. In general, regulations governing the insurability of organic and transitional practices are the same as for conventional practices.

RMA provides coverage for certified organic acreage and transitional acreage (acreage transitioning to certified organic acreage in accordance with an organic plan). Insurance can only be provided for any crop grown using organic farming practices when a premium rate for an organic practice is specified in the actuarial documents or there is an approved written agreement.


Fact Sheets, Frequently Asked Questions, and Releases

Policies and Handbooks

Publications

Summary of Business Report for Organic Crops

Tools for Organic Crops

USDA Certified Organic Production Survey


Contact Information

Find a crop insurance agent to discuss available options. Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. For more information, contact RMA Public Affairs.