Hedging dairy production losses using weatherbased index insurance Academic Article uri icon


  • This article proposes a temperature-humidity index insurance product and examines whether this product can effectively protect against the risk of reduced milk production caused by heat stress. Results suggest that even when premiums are at higher than actuarially fair levels and the insurance purchaser is faced with both spatial and temporal basis risks, a temperature-humidity index insurance product would provide risk management benefits to a representative south-central Georgia dairy producer. 2007 International Association of Agricultural Economists.

published proceedings

  • Agricultural Economics

author list (cited authors)

  • Deng, X., Barnett, B. J., Vedenov, D. V., & West, J. W.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Deng, Xiaohui||Barnett, Barry J||Vedenov, Dmitry V||West, Joe W

publication date

  • March 2007