From 2015 to 2022, organic specialty crop producers increasingly used Federal risk management programs

Line chart showing share of Federal Crop Insurance Program policies for organics and share of Noninsured Crop Disaster Program applications for organics from 2015 to 2022.

Organic farmers face different production challenges and costs than those who grow crops conventionally. Organic products also tend to bring higher prices than their conventional counterparts. In response to these differences, USDA has expanded risk management options over the years for organic producers.

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