Managing Risk with Annual Forages
Annual forages are a useful tool to help manage risk. From a crop management standpoint, they can be used to manage erosion risk and build more resilient soil profiles. From a livestock management standpoint, annual forages can provide a valuable source of additional feed resources. They can serve an important role in a cattle producer’s drought management plan and overall strategy for controlling feed costs.
When planting annual forages, producers may want to consider purchasing a crop insurance policy under the Annual Forage Insurance Plan (AFIP). Read more about forage crop insurance in this Farm and Ranch Management article.