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Risk Management and Insurance

Research by Topic: Landowner Liability
National Agricultural Law Center
This website provides an overview of “the major areas for potential landowner liability” for owners of agricultural land.  The page also contains links to the major statutes, regulations, case law and additional resources on landowner liability issues. 


UrbanAgLaw Topics: Liability, Risk, and Insurance
Sustainable Economies Law Center
This website provides an overview of common liability and insurance issues and questions for urban agricultural operations.  The topics covered include specific insurance requirements, the amount of insurance required and alternative methods of liability and risk protection.


Farm Risk Management
Northeast Beginning Farmers Project
This website provides a brief overview of the various types of insurance necessary or helpful for risk prevention for farm owners.  There are also simple suggestions for ways to generally reduce your liability as a farm owner.


Farm Risk Planning: Risk Management Planning
United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA)
This website provides access to risk management planning information and tools to help farmers “better understand areas in [their] operation where [they] might have downside risk exposure, and evaluate where [they] might have upside opportunities.”  The general topics covered include production risk, financial risk, human risk, and legal risk, among others.


The Guide: Common Questions about Farming Risk
New England Small Farm Institute
This website provides a list of common questions and answers on farm risk and liability.  The legal topics covered include handling regulations, insurance needs, and health care coverage, among others.


Liability Protection for Food Donation
Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law
This resource contains a fact sheet that “outlines liability protections at the federal and state level when donating food.”


Farms, Ranches, Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act
North Dakota State University
This website provides basic overviews of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) impact on small farmers and ranchers, and provides links to websites where small businesses can shop for health insurance options under the ACA.