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USDA To Launch New Insurance Program For Farmers Who Sell Locally

Statewide Iowa — The USDA is rolling out a new insurance option designed for producers with small farms who sell locally.

It’s called the Micro Farm Policy and it simplifies record-keeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added programs. Iowa Farmers Union president Aaron Lehman sees this as a great option for beginning and small-to-medium-sized farmers.

Lehman says the Micro Farm Policy promises to fit well with producers who are looking to grow their operations in new directions.

Lehman says a wide range of Iowa farmers can use this type of insurance program.

The Micro Farm Policy will be available beginning with the 2022 crop year through Whole Farm Revenue Protection.

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