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A Primer on Crop Insurance

dc.contributor.authorLeathers, Howard
dc.contributor.authorGoeringer, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-07T13:12:28Z
dc.date.available2015-08-07T13:12:28Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M21D03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16869
dc.descriptionFundamentally, risk management on a farm is aimed at smoothing out the income or profit stream over time. This is accomplished by accepting lower incomes or profits during good times in exchange for higher incomes or profits during bad times. Crop insurance is an important tool for risk management. This paper describes comprehensively the details about how crop insurance works. Because crop insurance uses futures market prices in some important ways, the paper also briefly reviews how futures markets operate.en_US
dc.description.abstractFundamentally, risk management on a farm is aimed at smoothing out the income or profit stream over time. This is accomplished by accepting lower incomes or profits during good times in exchange for higher incomes or profits during bad times. Crop insurance is an important tool for risk management. This paper describes comprehensively the details about how crop insurance works. Because crop insurance uses futures market prices in some important ways, the paper also briefly reviews how futures markets operate.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics,en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCrop Insuranceen_US
dc.subjectUSDAen_US
dc.subjectRisk Management Agencyen_US
dc.subjectCrop Insurance Basicsen_US
dc.subjectInsurance Uniten_US
dc.titleA Primer on Crop Insuranceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Agriculture & Natural Resources
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDepartment of Agricultural & Resource Economics
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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