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The Potential For Revenue Insurance Policies In The South


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  • Skees, Jerry R.
  • Harwood, Joy L.
  • Somwaru, Agapi
  • Perry, Janet E.


The 1996 Farm Act and the 1994 Crop Insurance Reform Act are recent examples of policy changes that have increased risks for U.S. farmers. New products are emerging to help farmers manage risks. This article examines some of the policy changes, farmer responses, and new risk-sharing products. The focus turns to the new revenue insurance products and their potential in the South. While there are reasons to believe revenue insurance should be attractive in the South, any revenue products that use existing crop insurance rates will face difficulties since poor actuarial performance in the South has resulted in relatively high rates.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (1998)
Issue (Month): 01 (July)

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Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15093

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Keywords: Agricultural policy; Crop insurance; Revenue insurance; Risk; Southern agriculture; Risk and Uncertainty;


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  1. Joy Harwood & Agapi Somwaru, 1997. "Implications of Disaster Assistance Reform for Non-insured Crops," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(2), pages 419-429.
  2. Jerry R. Skees & J. Roy Black & Barry J. Barnett, 1997. "Designing and Rating an Area Yield Crop Insurance Contract," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(2), pages 430-438.
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  1. Ashok Mishra & Barry Goodwin, 2006. "Revenue insurance purchase decisions of farmers," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(2), pages 149-159.
  2. Vedenov, Dmitry V. & Power, Gabriel J., 2008. "Risk-Reducing Effectiveness of Revenue versus Yield Insurance in the Presence of Government Payments," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 40(02), August.
  3. Finger, Robert, 2012. "How strong is the “natural hedge”? The effects of crop acreage and aggregation levels," 123rd Seminar, February 23-24, 2012, Dublin, Ireland 122538, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Anderson, Jock R., 2003. "Risk in rural development: challenges for managers and policy makers," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 75(2-3), pages 161-197.
  5. Wang, H. Holly & Zhang, Hao, 2002. "Using The Spatial Statistics Approach To Analyze Yield Risk Pooling In The Us," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19633, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Fields, Deacue & Gillespie, Jeffrey M., 2003. "Beef Producer Preferences And Purchase Decisions For Livestock Revenue Insurance Products," 2003 Annual Meeting, February 1-5, 2003, Mobile, Alabama 35089, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  7. Ozaki, Vitor Augusto & Adami, Andreia Cristina de Oliveira, 2013. "Managing the Agricultural Revenue Risk in Brazil: Implications for Developing a Crop Insurance Program," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151289, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  8. Meuwissen, Miranda P.M. & Huirne, Ruud B.M. & Hardaker, J. Brian, 1999. "Perceptions Of Risks And Risk Management Strategies; An Analysis Of Dutch Livestock Farmers," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21507, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).


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