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The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) is committed to supporting environmentally friendly production practices through the federal crop insurance safety net, according to RMA Administrator Richard Flournoy. As new production practices are introduced and adopted by farmers, RMA “studies these methods and determines if the data supports their continued use and designation as a good farming practice,” and that enables producers to derive risk management support from federal programs while adding practices that contribute to their operations’ environmental sustainability. Flournoy said his agency will continue its work on this front well into the future. “Agriculture is, has, and always will be an evolving science. As American ingenuity and stewardship of the land continue to drive the decisions farmers make, they will also influence the response of Federal crop insurance as we continually seek to provide risk management products that meet producer’s needs,” he said. See more from Flournoy.


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