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2016 Risk Management Education and Targeted States Funding Awards


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the cooperative agreements for risk management education and training programs for each USDA RMA Regional Office. The funding provides the resources to develop training and education tools to help farmers and ranchers, especially those traditionally underserved or with limited resources, learn how to effectively managing long-term risks and challenges.

Through these partnerships, producers will receive assistance in understanding and using crop insurance programs and other tools so they can make the best risk management decisions for their agricultural operations. Past award recipients have included universities, county cooperative extension offices and nonprofit organizations.

Available funding includes monies for the Crop Insurance in Targeted States Program. The program backs development of crop insurance education programs where there is a low level of federal crop insurance participation and availability. The targeted states are Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Please find below the links to each USDA RMA Regional Office 2016 Risk Management Education and Targeted States Funding Awards:

Source: USDA RMA & USDA Press Release No.: RMA-16-047

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