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How new crop disaster policy could affect California


Hyunok Lee
Joy Harwood
Agapi Somwaru

Authors Affiliations

H. Lee is Associate Researcher, Department of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis; J. Harwood is ERS Manager, FCIC Projects, Economic Research Service, USDA; A. Somwaru is Agricultural Economist, Economic Research Service, USDA.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 49(3):7-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n03p7. May 1995.

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With recent crop insurance reform, the federal government's responses to weather-related crop losses will change significantly. Among many changes, a newly created Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) has important implications for California agriculture. NAP is a standing disasteraid program for non-insurable crops, including most vegetables, fruits and some tree crops. Our analysis shows that under one possible specification of NAP, crop disaster aid is likely to be sharply reduced.

Lee H, Harwood J, Somwaru A. 1995. How new crop disaster policy could affect California. Hilgardia 49(3):7-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n03p7
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