Crop Insurance:

Program Has Merit, but FCIC Should Study Ways to Increase Participation

RCED-88-211BR: Published: Aug 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1988.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) Federal Crop Insurance Program, focusing on: (1) the merits of crop insurance; and (2) steps that FCIC could take to help increase participation in the program.

GAO found that: (1) crop insurance is the most efficient and equitable method for providing federal disaster assistance to farmers; (2) the 1987 participation level was only about one-half of the planned 50-percent level; and (3) FCIC should conduct a nationwide study to determine which of the major factors influencing participation it could and should address.

May 15, 2017

May 11, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

Feb 13, 2017

Dec 7, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Jun 9, 2016

May 26, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here