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Managing the risk associated with farming is challenging. Fortunately, farmers have a variety of risk management tools at their disposal. This series of case studies examines how crop insurance can be used to manage some of the risks faced by farmers. The examples illustrate how crop insurance purchases would impact the returns generated to a farming enterprise. While the examples cover a variety of commodities and insurance products, they do not consider everypossible risk that might arise. Likewise, they do not consider all of the possible financial situations that might be experienced by a farmer. Instead, they focus on highlighting how crop insurance impacts the profitability of the farm. Companion spreadsheets are available for all ofthe examples so that readers can examine a wider range of scenarios than those discussed in the examples. These spreadsheets and other related materials are available for download at:

Keywords: Managing Risk ; Crop insurance ; Apple production ; grape production ; soybeans ; forage production

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Crop Production/Industries

Financial Economics

Issue Date: 2009-02

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

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Total Pages: 24

Series Statement: Extension Bulletin


Record appears in: Cornell University > Department of Applied Economics and Management > EB Series

Autor: Gloy, Brent A. ; Staehr, A. Edward


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