Adoption of crop versus revenue insurance: A farm-level analysis

Ashok Mishra, Barry K. Goodwin

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This research examines factors influencing the adoption of crop and revenue insurance. This is accomplished by estimating a multinomial logit model of insurance choices facing U.S. farmers. Results indicate significant differences in the probabilities of adoption of each insurance plan. The levels of selected explanatory variables, such as operator’s education level, debt-to-asset ratio, offfarm income, soil productivity, participation in production and marketing contracts, and type of farm ownership, appear to be the determinants of the probability of having adopted each insurance plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-155
Number of pages13
JournalAgricultural Finance Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Adoption
  • Crop insurance
  • Multinomial logit
  • Revenue insurance
  • Stratified data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management


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