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CARD: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Agricultural Risk Management Policy

Actively managing risk is a relatively new concept for many crop and livestock producers and policymakers. To address the need for information and analysis on agricultural risk management policy, CARD Director Bruce Babcock has initiated a core area of research at CARD.

CARD's ARMP division assesses policies affecting valuation and risk management, government price support and disaster relief programs, and agricultural insurance and alternatives.


Costs and Benefits of Moving to a County ACRE Program
Bruce A. Babcock
CARD Policy Brief 10-PB 2

The ACRE Decision (ppt) (presentation)
Bruce A. Babcock

Recent Papers

Rationality of Choices in Subsidized Crop Insurance Markets
Xiaodong Du, Hongli Feng, David A. Hennessy
February 2014 [14-WP 545]

Strategic Interactions Among Private and Public Efforts when Preventing and Stamping Out an Highly Infectious Animal Disease
David A. Hennessy, Tong Wang
October 2013 [13-WP 541]

Recent Presentations

May 2011
Feeding Frenzy: Managing High Input Costs (pdf) 0.10 MB
Bruce A. Babcock
National Dairy Producers Conference, Omaha, Nebraska
February 2009
The ACRE Decision (ppt) 0.69 MB
Bruce A. Babcock
Presented at the North Dakota Corn Growers Association Annual Convention. Fargo, North Dakota