USDA Announces Funding for Risk Management Education
April 20, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency (RMA) this week announced the availability of funding for two separate programs. 
 
There is $3 million available for the Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnership Program. Partnership agreements are awarded to qualified partners who will provide crop insurance education and risk management training to producers, including limited-resource, sociallydisadvantaged and traditionally underserved farmers and ranchers. 
 
Nearly $5 million was announced for the Risk Management Education in Targeted States Program. This program provides funding for the development of risk management training programs in 17 underserved states. 
 
The Risk Management Education is designed to help ensure that farmers and ranchers effectively manage their risk through difficult periods, helping to maintain America's robust food supply and the survival of small, limited-resource, socially disadvantaged and other traditionally underserved farmers. 
 
Details about both programs are available at www.rma.usda.gov. Applications are due in May.