Whole-Farm Approaches to a Safety Net
by Robert Dismukes
and Ron Durst
Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-15) 25 pp, June 2006
In recent U.S. farm policy debates, several “whole-farm revenue” programs have been proposed as a new form of safety net that would be available to all U.S. farms. A whole-farm program is based on revenues from all farming activities added together and is not linked to the production of particular commodities. This report looks at the risk management potential for such programs and the obstacles to implementing such a whole-farm revenue approach to a farm safety net.
Keywords: safety net, income variability, risk management, income-stabilization accounts, savings, tax, revenue insurance
In this publication...
Report Summary, Pdf file 66 kb
Abstract, Acknowledgments, Contents, and Summary, Pdf file 67 kb
Introduction, Pdf file 98 kb
Proposals for Whole-Farm Risk Management Assistance, Pdf file 100 kb
Challenges in Developing a Whole-Farm Safety Net, Pdf file 122 kb
Conclusions, Pdf file 78 kb
References, Pdf file 63 kb
Appendix: Data Sources, Pdf file 60 kb
Entire Report, Pdf file 1,337 kb
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