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USDA Invests in Crop Insurance Education throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska

 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) Spokane Regional Office to announced $620,499 in partnership agreement awards that will support crop insurance education and outreach to ensure that small and underserved producers get the information they need to effectively manage their risk and remain productive.

“RMA is committed to providing farmers and ranchers in the region the tools and information to help them effectively manage their agriculture risks from hardships and setbacks due to extreme weather conditions and Market volatility,”  said Dave Paul, Director of RMA’s Spokane Regional. “We are very excited about the diversity of these agreements. Through these projects, many Pacific Northwest and Alaska farmers and ranchers will be better equipped to address risk management related challenges on their farms and ranches.”

RMA accepted proposals from public and private entities, including colleges and universities, federal, state, and local agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and others. All cooperative agreements were awarded based on merit.

Funded projects include: 

• Reduce Agricultural Risk through Soil Health Education. 

• Grower Training for Food Safety Risks and Global GAP Certification.

• Risk Management Training for Beginning, Refugee, and Native American Vegetable Growers.

For more information go to http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/agreements/.

 

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