Holiday Notice: Columbus Day 2017
Please be advised that Global Ag will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017 due to Columbus Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
New Study Exposes Misleading Narrative About Farm Policy

Brandon Willis, the former administrator of the RMA, challenges the Heritage Foundation’s “blueprint” for agricultural policy which recommends eliminating the farm bill’s safety net and deeply cutting and phasing out crop insurance.

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The Risk Management Safety Net: Market Penetration and Potential
RMA has published its updated analysis of of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio. The last Portfolio Analysis was published in 2013.

This Portfolio Analysis provides information about the current book of business and measures of market penetration by category of commodity. It identifies commodities or locations where there may be a potential need to add to the risk management safety net. This analysis shows both market penetration and market potential based on 2015 data -- the most recent year that National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) national-level data are available for the majority of commodities.
2018 Prevented Planting Standards Handbook
RMA has published the 2018 Prevented Planting Standards Handbook. This handbook is effective for the 2018 and succeeding crop years and is not retroactive to any 2017 or
prior crop year determinations. 
Davis RO Updated Fact Sheets
RMA's Davis, CA regional office has released updated fact sheets for the following crops:
  • Arizona: Forage Production
  • California: Cultivated Wild Rice, Mint, and Small Grains 
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