Potential Weather Data Anomolies within the USDA's Pasture Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this study is to delve into the functionality of the PRF insurance program. The primary goal is to uncover any underlying anomalies which may inadvertently skew data within the program. Because the USDA uses NOAA’s weather stations regardless of location or timing of activation, it is consequential that the collected precipitation data may be inconsistent across both time and space. This phenomenon could have substantial and significant effects on the RMA’s PRF insurance program, resulting in producers being compensated inaccurately for their insurance claims.
Van Orden, Chad Steven, "Potential Weather Data Anomolies within the USDA's Pasture Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program" (2019). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1414.
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