Certifications, Food Safety, & Risk Management


American Grassfed Association (read more)

Animal Welfare Approved (read more)

Certified Naturally Grown (read more)

Certified Organic (link)

Demeter (read more)

Food Alliance (read more)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) (link)

Salmon-Safe (read more)

Insurance / Risk Management

New Enterprise Planning from the USDA’s Risk Management Agency includes enterprise calculators, evaluations and planning guides. (link)

Crop Insurance Options for Specialty, Disversified, and Organic farmers. Description: ATTRA publication that gives special attention to understanding whole-farm revenue insurance options, which may be of particular interest to growers of diverse specialty and organic crops and livestock (link)

AGR-Lite (Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite) — A federally subsidized insurance plan that offers whole-farm revenue protection. The plan protects against low revenues due to losses attributable to unavoidable natural disasters such as fire, adverse weather and market fluctuations. AGR-Lite covers revenue losses from most farm-raised commodities, animal commodities, and unprocessed animal products such as milk and wool. (link)

Ag Risk Education Library — Insurance Information & Crop-Specific Enterprise Budgets. (link)

ACRE — Producers of USDA program commodities such as soybeans, wheat and corn have the option to enroll in a new counter-cyclical revenue plan. The program is called Average Crop Revenue Election, or ACRE for short. It is being offered as an alternative to the direct and counter-cyclical payment option (DCP) authorized under the 2003 farm bill. The current counter-cyclical payment (CCP) program becomes effective when the national season average marketing price for a commodity is below the trigger price for that commodity. However, participation in ACRE reduces direct payments (DPs) and lowers marketing assistance loan rates. (link)

Food Safety

ODA’s resources page (read more)

FamilyFarmed.org’s Food Safety Site (link)

Farmers’ Guide to Reducing the Legal Risks of a Food Safety Incident from Farm Commons. (link)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) (read more)

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