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General Risk Management Resources

Introduction to Risk Management: Understanding Agricultural Risks
These handbooks are part of a campaign to improve the risk management skills of American farmers and ranchers. By learning about and using these tools, U.S. farmers and ranchers can build the confidence they need to deal with both the risks and the exciting opportunities of the future.

Building a Risk Management Plan
This unique publication includes producer information sources and quizzes to test your financial strength and management skills.

Marketing Risks

Managing Marketing Risks (PDF)
Marketing risk largely concerns price risk and market availability. Learn how to analyze and manage marketing risks.

Legal/Food Safety Risks

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers (PDF)

Understanding the differences between the various types of insurance coverage that are available can be a challenge. This document breaks down the different types of insurance so growers can decide what is best for their operation.

Human Resources Risk

Managing People Risks (PDF)
People are a great source of risk to the stability and success of any business. On the other hand, people are also the most important resource the farm has for managing risk. One of the most important strategies for managing risk, therefore, is to do a good job in managing people.

NC State University Crop Insurance
This website provides information and educational materials related to crop insurance in North Carolina.

Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency (FSA) implements a diverse range of programs that provide an equitable financial “safety net” for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. FSA also helps to ensure that American agriculture remains competitive in global markets, strong and viable domestically and responsive to conservation and environmental issues.

National Ag Risk Education Library
The National Ag Risk Education Library is a major component of USDA’s Risk Management Education (RME) program. The Library organizes thousands of risk management materials which help producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools and assistance on specific risk management topics.

Risk Management Agency
The role of USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is to help producers manage their business risks through effective, market-based risk management solutions.

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Paige Burns, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaige BurnsCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Paige Email Paige N.C. Cooperative Extension, Richmond County Center
Page Last Updated: 8 months ago
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