RMA Forage Insurance
The Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (ARPA) mandated programs to cover pasture and rangeland (forage loss). The Pasture, Range, Forage Rainfall Index (PRF RI) and Pasture, Range Forage Vegetation Index (PRF VI) are programs the Risk Management Agency (RMA) are implementing to address this mandate. The purpose of the program is to provide a safety net for livestock producer's primary feed source, pasture and rangeland (forage). Pasture and rangeland acres account for the largest agricultural acreage in the United States - encompassing approximately 55% of the nation's total land area (~588 million acres).