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Douglas B. Gucker
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
dgucker@illinois.edu

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Insurance Information for Farmers

  • 2014 Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
    The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) authorized the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) to provide financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

  • Understanding Whole Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified and Organic Farm
    ATTRA Webinar. This webinar explains insurance options for specialized, diversified, and organic farms, including Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)– a unique type of federally subsided crop insurance that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers.