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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Benefits

The intent of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher provisions is to assist insured policyholders that are just starting to farm or ranch in such a manner that the provisions do not discriminate against those who grew up on a farm or ranch, left for post-secondary education or military service and returned to the farm or ranch, or those simply beginning to farm. The goal of the Risk Management Agency (RMA)-issued procedures in addressing crop years to consider as actively operating and managing a farm or ranch with a bona fide insurable interest in a crop or livestock as an owner-operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper and which crop years are excluded is to make Beginning Farmer And Rancher benefits available to those who the legislation was intended to assist.

Contact Information

Find a crop insurance agent to discuss available options for your farm or ranch.

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.