Specialty Crops: Federal Programs and Insurance


Katelin Fransen (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: POL028000

U.S. farmers grow more than 350 types of fruit, vegetable, tree nut, flower, nursery, and other horticultural crops in addition to the major bulk commodity crops. Specialty crop producers are ineligible for the federal commodity price and income support programs that benefit commodity crop producers (e.g. grains and cotton); however, they are eligible for other types of USDA support. Unlike federal support for commodity crops, support for specialty crops spans a wide range of existing USDA programs, many of which also provide support to other agricultural commodities. These include marketing and promotion programs, crop insurance and disaster assistance, plant pest and disease protections, trade assistance, and research and extension services. This book examines specialty crop federal programs and insurance with a focus on their background and legislative proposals. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Specialty Crops: Selected Federal Programs
(Renee Johnson, CRS)

Federal Crop Insurance for Specialty Crops: Background and Legislative Proposals
(Dennis A. Shields, CRS)

Report to Congress: Specialty Crop Report
(Federal Crop Insurance Corporation)


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