Specialty Crops

Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture nursery crops. 

Specialty crops are a priority at RMA and federal crop insurance coverage for specialty crops has grown steadily over the past 15 years. In 2018, the amount of insurance for specialty crops totaled more than $18 billion. 


Expansion of the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance program, the first Federal crop insurance program to be available in every state and county in the U.S., provides the risk management safety net to all commodities on all farms across the U.S., including specialty crops.


If you have feedback on how we can improve coverage for specialty crops, please let us know at SpecialtyCrops@rma.usda.gov.


If you are interested in learning more about insuring your specialty crops, please contact your local RMA specialty crop insurance liaison from the list below.


Specialty Crops Liaisons

Regional Office - Liaison


2019 Specialty Crop Report.

Archived Annual Specialty Crop Reports.


June 24, 2019 - The RMA Specialty Crops Coordinator and Springfield, Illinois Specialty Crops Liaison will meet with Horseradish growers on June 24 in Collinsville, Illinois to discuss crop insurance needs of horseradish growers.