Insurance for Mushroom Growers Now Available
Forest mushroom cultivation has recently been growing in popularity, due to the abundance of forest resources in the northeast and the relative low-cost of startup operations. Growers interested in cultivation have sometimes found one major hurdle; insurance companies would deny or drop coverage upon learning the farm was planning on mushroom cultivation, mostly over fears of the liability incurred with wrongful identification of a mushroom species or with the sanitary conditions associated with cultivation. A a new development between Small Farms, New York Farm Bureau, and Nationwide Insurance has confirmed that insurance policies are now available immediately to outdoor, forest mushroom farmers in temperate regions of the United States. Read more here.