Iowa fruit and vegetables growers need risk management options similar to those available to row crop producers. However, there was no body of data on production costs and sales that would guide the development of such insurance options. This project collected data from Iowa growers that will allow federal and state agencies to create and adapt insurance instruments suitable for fruit and vegetable producers.
What are Iowa fruit and vegetable producers’ planting dates, harvest windows and yields? Are Iowa fruit and vegetable producers currently making a profit?
The education provided through this grant has helped fruit and vegetable farmers keep better records, and collect accurate production information for their businesses.
Year of Grant Completion
Worley, Sally, "Insurance benchmarking for Iowa fruit and vegetable producers, Year 2" (2015). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 491.