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Crop Insurance Survey

Dear farmer,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to complete this survey! 

This goals of this project are to examine:

  • Methods vegetable and fruit growers are using to manage production risk
  • Vegetable and fruit farmers' experience with, and perception of, crop insurance policies
  • How well crop insurance programs serve vegetable and fruit growers

 

Responses are being collected from vegetable and fruit farmers in the Northeast.

Results will be shared widely and used to inform farmers, technical service providers, program staff, and policymakers about the effectiveness of crop insurance from farmers’ perspectives and to generate suggestions for program improvements.  The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.  

Upon completion of this survey, you can choose to enter a drawing to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!  

This survey is part of a research project led by David Conner, PhD and Jen Miller from the Community Development and Applied Economics department at the University of Vermont.  Your participation is voluntary and you may refuse to participate, withdraw, or refuse to answer any question at any time.  Your responses will remain anonymous.  Only aggregate results will be presented.  We anticipate no significant risk to your participation as we are not asking for any personal information.  

Should you have any further questions about this research, feel free to contact David Conner (97dconne@uvm.edu; 802-656-1965) or Jen Miller (jmille30@uvm.edu; 802-233-5021).  If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project, you should contact Nancy Stalnaker, the director of the Research Protections Offices at UVM at 802-656-5040.   

Thanks again,

Jen and David