It takes more to be a good farmer than fertile soil, plenty of sunshine and some rain. Successful farmers run their operations like a business, and that means they seize opportunities, manage risks and plan for the future.

Hot and dry or cool and wet, weather is a challenge for farmers – and something that can’t be controlled. But farmers can help lessen their risks. While diversification helps farmers manage some of the risks of crop diseases and bad weather, crop insurance can provide an extra cushion.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management and Farm Service agencies, as well as the Pennsylvania State University, to educate about the variety of flexible coverage options that can safeguard farm businesses.

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