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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
  • Farmer Interviews
  • Is My Crop Covered in My County?
  • Finding an Agent
  • Important Deadlines!

Insurance Information by Crop

  • Fruit (Apples, Grapes, Peaches, Tart Chery Pilot)
  • Field Crops (Corn, Corn Silage, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans)
  • Small Grains (Barley, Oats, Wheat)
  • Vegetables (Cabbage, Dry Beans, Green Peas, Onions, Potatoes, Processing Beans, Sweet Corn)
  • Nursery & Greenhouse Crops
  • Pasture, Hay, Forage
  • Forage Seeding and Production
  • Dairy and Beef Producers
  • Apiculture
  • Beginning Farmers, Farm Ownership Transition
  • Organic
  • Grain Marketing & Risk Management
  • Written Agreements
  • How to Use the Cost Estimator on USDA’s website

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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