The U.S. federal crop insurance program

Barry J. Barnett

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The U.S. Federal Crop Insurance Program has evolved from a government-run yield insurance program for wheat farmers to a public-private partnership that provides a variety of yield and revenue insurance products to producers of over 100 different crops. U.S. policy-makers continue to struggle with defining an appropriate role for the federal government in helping crop farmers manage revenue risk. New approaches using area-yield or weather-based options may hold promise for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-551
Number of pages13
JournalCanadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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