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Department of Agriculture & Markets

  Crop Insurance/Risk Management
Sarah Johnston (518) 457-4531


Farming is a high-risk business. The Department has partnered with the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) to provide education opportunities to producers about crop insurance and risk management. Throughout the year, concentrated in the winter months, Cornell Cooperative Extension staff and other educators are offering workshops on crop insurance topics and are available at booths at all major trade shows in the state. In addition, educators can be scheduled to make presentations to producer groups upon request.

Our objective is to provide producers with enough information about crop insurance to make an informed decision about whether to use currently available crop insurance and risk management strategies.


Crop Insurance Basics

  • Types of Crop Insurance
  • Crop Insurance and Disaster Payments
  • Is My Crop Covered in My County?
  • Federal Subsidies for Crop Insurance Premiums
  • Finding an Agent
  • Important Deadlines!

Insurance Information by Crop

  • Perennial Fruit (Apples, Grapes, Peaches)
  • Field Crops (Corn, Soybeans)
  • Vegetables (Cabbage, Dry Beans, Green Peas, Onions, Potatoes, Processing Beans, Sweet Corn)
  • Nursery & Greenhouse Crops
  • Small Grains (Spring & Winter Barley, Winter Wheat)
  • Pasture, Rangeland & Forage (PRF) (Hay, Forage, Pasture)
  • Apiculture
  • Dairy – Livestock Gross Margin (LGM)
  • Beginning Farmers

Upcoming Events and Education Opportunities

For questions, contact your crop insurance agent, your FSA agent or
Sarah Johnston
NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets
518-457-4531

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