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By Kate Hansen
Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Crop insurance options available for small grains producers


January 20, 2022

For thousands of farming operations across the country, small grains provide big benefits. Producers growing small grains cite reasons ranging from conservation purposes to the requirements of organic certification to diversification of income streams to taking advantage of local markets.

However, while small grains have demonstrable benefits, as with all crops they come with associated risks.

In the coming months, farmers across the country will contact their agents to purchase federal crop insurance before a March 15 sales closing date. While many will purchase policies to insure crops s...

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