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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Risk Management Agency
Risk management agency
■ Introduction

In 1996 the Risk Management Agency (RMA) was created to administer Federal Crop Insurance Corporation programs and other noninsurance-related risk management and education programs that help support U.S. agriculture. Many of these functions were formerly covered under the Farm Service Agency.

Today, the crop insurance program, which is administered by the RMA, helps farmers survive a major crop loss. Nearly ninety percent of insurable acreage planted on major U.S. farms is insured, covering more than 100 commodities and many of their varieties. Livestock risk protection insurance plans also are available. Crop insurance is ...

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