AGB Faculty Publications

Appalachia Has Got Talent, But Why Does It Flow Away?

Authors: Caryn M. Vazzana, Jeta Rudi Polloshka

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How important is the transitional yield (t-yield)? An analysis of reforms to organic crop insurance

Authors: Timothy a. Delbridge, Robert P. King

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) made several changes to the crop insurance products available to organic growers for the 2014 crop year. Most notably, a 5 percent premium surcharge was removed and organic-specific transitional yields (t-yields) were issued for the first time. The purpose of this paper is to use farm-level organic crop yield data to analyze the impact of these reforms on producer insurance outcomes and compare the insurance options for new organic growers.

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