Provision of a Safety Net for U.S. Agriculture

Bruce A. Babcock
April 1999  [99-BP 23]

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Babcock, B.A. 1999. "Provision of a Safety Net for U.S. Agriculture." Briefing paper 99-BP 23. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Provides insight into three current agricultural risk management policy issues: (1) What are the benefits to farmers of utilizing agricultural insurance products? (2) How do commodity loan rates complement or not the benefits of insurance coverage? (3) What are the incentives for producers to include insurance products in their risk management strategies?