OIG releases audit report on organic crop insurance

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Feb. 27 released a report describing its findings of an audit conducted of USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA).  The objective was to assess whether RMA controls over the organic crop insurance process were adequate to ensure underwriting information, premiums, and indemnity payments were proper and accurate, including whether insured producers followed good organic farming practices. Based on its findings, OIG recommended that RMA reduce transitional yields for organic crops, and reiterated that loss adjusters should carry out additional loss adjustment requirements for organic crops such as supporting documentation. RMA has posted two documents in response on its website.


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