A Partnership: Farmers might not choose one, but they could have one anyways.

Farmers who want to work together to make a profit might risk their personal assets if they form a general partnership. General partners are jointly and severally liable for the business debt. The problem is that a group of farmers can form a partnership without ever realizing they’ve just taken on that liability. What’s the situation? Farmer Chad is starting up a little vegetable operation this spring. Since he’s not yet confident in his growing... Read More

USDA Risk Management Agency Awards $13.6 Million in Grants to Promote Crop Insurance Education

On October 28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that its Risk Management Agency (RMA) awarded grants to 125 organizations that will engage in crop insurance education and outreach.  The grants totaled 13.6 million dollars and were distributed to organizations in 47 states.  They came from two separate programs: the “Education and Outreach” program and the “Targeted States” program.  Together the programs support many American... Read More