Ag Secretary Announces Awards for Risk Management

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced awards of close to $21million in agricultural risk management partnership agreements throughout the United States.

The agreements provide funds for projects to develop new risk management tools for farmers and ranchers, as well as outreach and education opportunities to limited-resource and other traditionally under served farmers and ranchers.

"These partnerships are critical to small producers and those with limited resources to better manage the risks associated with agricultural production," Johanns said.

Funding for these agreements is available under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) administers these projects as well as the federal crop insurance program.