Agralytica Virtual Listening Session: Feasibility of Insuring Local Food Production 

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Agralytica Virtual Listening Session: Feasibility of Insuring Local Food Production 

September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please tune in to this Virtual Listening Session with Agralytica, which is working under contract for USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA).

Why? As part of the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress required RMA to solicit feedback about improved crop insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers selling to local food markets (including but not limited to farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), road-side stands, restaurants, retailers, schools, and institutions). This includes discussing how existing crop insurance programs can be improved, as well as exploring the possibility of a new crop insurance program. The feedback we receive will help us identify potential changes and/or additions to insurance options for producers supplying local markets.

Who? This “make-up” session is primarily for farmers and ranchers who sell to local food markets and their representatives in the federal crop insurance industry.

When? Wednesday, September 30th, at 6p Pacific Time. Please contact us if you are unable to attend and still want to provide feedback.

What is a virtual listening session? It is a method to connect and talk with you via phone and/or an internet connection. You can participate in one of two ways:

  1. By calling into the number provided to listen or speak, OR
  2. You may call in and participate online through videoconference (using Zoom), which allows you to view the host and some of the participants, as well as any visual material shared digitally.

Any information/feedback provided will be made anonymous prior to inclusion in any report.

Instructions to Participate in the Listening Session 

How? You can participate via videoconference using Zoom on a computer or smartphone app, or by simply dialing from a telephone. For those participating via Zoom, you will be given the option of using your computer (or phone app) for audio, or dialing in. Participants will be muted by default upon entry.

Computer/app participants: Click on the link below and, if prompted, enter the passcode “local”. Passcode: local Meeting ID: 873 7287 2344 

Telephone participants: You can mute and unmute yourself by typing “*6” (star, followed by the number 6).

One tap mobile +16465588656,,87372872344#,,,,,,0#,,746512# US (New York) +13017158592,,87372872344#,,,,,,0#,,746512# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location (if you have free long distance, any of these should work) 

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 873 7287 2344 If dialing in only, there is no participant ID. Passcode: 746512 Find your local number:

Contact information

Please contact Andre Williamson, President of Agralytica, with any questions regarding the content of this invitation or to provide additional feedback regarding the feasibility
of insurance coverage for local food producers. Mobile Number: 240-432-0308 OR email: If you email, please include “Local foods insurance” as your subject line.


September 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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