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2008-2009 Projects

During 2008, CAS completed numerous appraisal, feasibility, and valuation projects.

 

For 2008-2009, Custom Ag Solutions partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) on the following Risk Management Education (RME) and Research and Development (R&D) projects:

  • Crop Insurance Education for Massachusetts Producers (MassAgRisk.com).  For this project, CAS worked with the following organizational partners:
    • Massachusetts FFA Association;
    • Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation; 
    • Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association;
    • Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association;
    • Conn-Mass Tobacco Association; and,
    • Massachusetts Aquaculture Association.
  • Research and Development of a Cattle Basis Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT) and the BeefBasis.com website (BeefBasis.com).  CAS' project partners include the following:
    • Kansas State University's Kevin Dhuyvetter; and, 
    • Kansas State University's James Mintert.   
  • Development of LRP and AGR-Lite Decision Support Tools for Livestock Producers (AGR-Lite.com).  Researchers from Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics are partnered with CAS on this project. 

During 2008-2009, CAS also worked as a partner on the following USDA/RMA projects: 

  • Crop Insurance Education for Wyoming Producers (University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension);
  • Crop Insurance Education for Utah Producers (Utah State University Extension);
  • Research and Development of a Water Allocation Risk Analysis Tool (WARAT) (Kansas State University).

For 2008-2009, CAS remained a partner with Montana State University on a USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Project to Quantify the Value of Recreational Amenities as a Means of Ecologically Sustaining Small and Medium-Sized Farm and Ranch Profitability (COVRA) (Montana and Wyoming). 

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