Created by the National Agricultural Law Center and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, this document addresses a wide range of legal and business opportunities and challenges faced by specialty crop producers. It includes chapters on contract laws, food safety, food labeling, agricultural labor, business organizations, and the application of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. In addition, since the industry is also confronted by other unique challenges that directly affect competitiveness, it also includes a chapter addressing the marketing of various types of specialty crops, and one discussing the third party audit system.
Developed and managed by the Western Extension Committee, this site provides live webinars and other tools designed to provide current information to farmers, ranchers and educators about the challenges in today’s agricultural economy.
An agriculture commodity marketing and price risk management service provider for North American farmers, producers, and agribusiness. Farms.com Risk Management Inc. works with producers as advisors-not brokers- in the marketing/selling of crops and/or your market hogs, as well as during the purchase of feed inputs for hogs
USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) helps producers manage their business risks through effective, market-based risk management solutions. RMA’s mission is to promote, support, and regulate sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.
Helping farm and ranch families to improve their ability to manage the financial risks associated with farming and ranching is the sole purpose of the Extension Risk Management Education (RME) Program. Producer Focused Results therefore are at the core of the Regional Risk Management Education Grant Programs and the work of the WSU Extension Western Center for Risk Management Education.
The Pacific Northwest Risk Management Education Project provides risk management education opportunities for cereal grain producers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This includes learning materials and decision tools for Agricultural Risk Management to manage financial, production, and price risk.
A diverse set of small-scale producers served as farm hosts for WSDA’s 2009-2011 mobile workshops aimed at helping farmers reduce risk in their businesses. Production practices, direct marketing strategies, business planning, energy conservation practices, regulations for raw and processed products are all featured in this video series. More than 100 Washington farmers participated in nine workshops and found the information to be so useful, that we began filming them in order to reach more farmers with this invaluable, practical information.