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Ag Risk Education Library
Digital Center for Risk Management Education
University of Minnesota

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The National Ag Risk Education Library is a major component of Risk Management Education (RME), a program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Library organizes thousands of risk management materials which help producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools, and assistance on specific risk management topics.

The Library includes several major components including:
  • Ag Risk Library (Main Library) – This is the core of the Library, containing over 2,000 documents organized by production, marketing, financial, legal, and human risk topics.
  • Budget Library – Offering more than 2,750 crop budgets representing over 280 crops and more than 425 livestock budgets. All are available to help producers evaluate alternative enterprises.
  • FINBIN Financial Database – Containing actual cost of production data from 3,500 farms representing more than 3.2 million acres of cropland, over 65,000 dairy cows, and more than 900,000 pigs.