The Risk Management Safety Net:
Market penetration measures can be used to identify where market potential exists, which can assist RMA in setting priorities for improving the risk management safety net.
The tables below are organized by category of crop and show the amount of market penetration Federal crop insurance has obtained for each insured crop. Market penetration is the amount of the crop insured under Federal crop insurance compared to the amount of the crop grown in the U.S. For each crop, the data source for the U.S. number is identified.
The majority of crops are measured using acres. For other crops or livestock, other units of measurement such as crop value or head or hundredweight of milk are used. The numbers shown for the crops are from 2011 because 2012 data for all crops was not yet available from NASS.
Market Penetration by Acres: Federal Crop Insurance Insured Crops, 2011
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