Reports Set Framework for Improvement to Organic Crop Insurance Programs

The USDA Risk Management Agency released three reports that provide the framework for improvements to crop insurance programs available to producers of certified organic crops. According to a press release, USDA will issue organic price elections for the 2011 crop year for cotton, corn, soybeans and processing tomatoes. “USDA is working to provide producers of organic crops with improved opportunities and resources,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The release of these reports and RMA’s announcement of the price election marks another step in that continuing effort.”