Friday, August 23, 2013

Crop Insurance and the Farm Bill Symposium

The Crop Insurance and the Farm Bill: A New Paradigm in U.S. Agricultural Policy Symposium will take place on October 8-9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky.

Symposium Agenda

Symposium Overview
Since the inception of the U.S. agricultural policies in the early 1930s, the Farm Bills enacted have centered on various iterations of supply controls, price supports and/or direct transfers. In the current political climate a paradigm shift seems to be underway toward alternative risk management strategies, primarily subsidized crop insurance offerings, to help mitigate the substantial risks inherent in agricultural production and marketing. In this symposium, the effects and impacts of the proposed shift to crop insurance as the primary tool for risk management in agriculture will be examined and assessed.  Potential topic areas to be explored include the interaction between crop insurance and traditional Title 1 farm support programs; rating and delivery challenges related to more widespread reliance on insurance; innovations in the tools and techniques for crop insurance analysis; and the intersection between crop insurance and farm management decisions.

Instructions for Authors

Submission to AgEcon Search
Authors of accepted Selected Papers need to submit a full version of their paper to AgEcon Search no later than September 13, 2013. Click here to review the instructions on how to submit your paper to AgEcon Search. Papers that miss this deadline will need to be withdrawn from the program. The full version of the paper has no length limitations, but less than 25 pages is preferred. Double-spaced, 8.5 by 11-inch, single-sided format is requested. Please follow the American Journal of Agricultural Economics style guidelines, with the exception of the single table/figure per page convention. Please contact the AAEA Business Office at with any questions.

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