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Risk Management Education

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Risk Management Education (RME) seeks to educate farmers, ranchers, and producers with real-time crop insurance program information and risk management tools through effective partnerships and outreach.

RME works with private partners to assist producers, especially limited resource, socially disadvantaged and other traditionally under-served farmers and ranchers, in effectively managing long-term risks and challenges. Through these partnerships, producers learn about crop insurance and other farm safety net tools in order to make the best risk management decisions for their agricultural operations.

RME manages the cooperative agreements for the Risk Management Education Partnership Program and the Crop Insurance in Targeted States Program. Current cooperative agreement programs include:

Risk Management Education Partnership Program (RMEP)

RMEP provides funding for the risk management training and informational efforts for agricultural producers through the formation of partnerships with public and private organizations. Offered in all 50 states, the RMEP develops training and education tools to help farmers and ranchers, especially those traditionally underserved or with limited resources, learn how to effectively manage long-term risks and challenges through crop insurance education and risk management training. The training assists them with identifying and managing production, finances, marketing, legal and human resource risk.

Crop Insurance in Targeted States Program (TS)

The TS program delivers crop insurance education and information to U.S. agricultural producers in states where there is traditionally a low level of Federal crop insurance participation and availability, and producers are underserved by the Federal crop insurance program.

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