Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2008

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

137

Last Page

153

Abstract

The successful expansion of the U.S crop insurance program has not eliminated ad hoc disaster assistance. An alternative currently being explored by Congress in preparation of the 2008 farm bill is a standing disaster relief program. One form such a program could take can be found in the area insurance programs currently offered by the U.S crop insurance program. Total per acre taxpayer costs of offering Group Risk Income Protection (GRIP) in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa for corn and soybeans are estimated to have the ability to fund a country target revenue program at the 93% coverage level.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics , 33:2(2008); 137-153. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf