What Coverage Is Right For You?
These policies insure producers against yield losses due to natural causes such as drought, excessive moisture, hail, wind, frost, insects, and disease. The farmer selects the amount of average yield he or she wishes to insure; from 50-75 percent (in some areas to 85 percent). The farmer also selects the percent of the predicted price he or she wants to insure; between 55 and 100 percent of the crop price established annually by RMA. If the harvest is less than the yield insured, the farmer is paid an indemnity based on the difference. Indemnities are calculated by multiplying this difference by the insured percentage of the established price selected when crop insurance was purchased.
These policies use a county index as the basis for determining a loss. When the county yield for the insured crop, as determined by National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), falls below the trigger level chosen by the farmer, an indemnity is paid. Payments are not based on the individual farmer's loss records. Yield levels are available for up to 90 percent of the expected county yield. GRP protection involves less paperwork and costs less than the farm-level coverage described above. However, individual crop losses may not be covered if the county yield does not suffer a similar level of loss. This insurance is most often selected by farmers whose crop losses typically follow the county pattern.
These policies provide protection against declining value due to damage that causes a yield shortfall. Amount of insurance is based on the cost of growing a crop in a specific area. A loss occurs when the annual crop value is less than the amount of insurance. The maximum dollar amount of insurance is stated on the actuarial document. The insured may select a percent of the maximum dollar amount equal to CAT (catastrophic level of coverage), or additional coverage levels. The dollar plan is available in selected areas for: forage seeding, hybrid corn seed & sorghum seed, lemon trees, macadamia trees, nursery, raisins. The dollar plan is also available in selected areas on a pilot program basis for: all other citrus trees (murcott, tangelo, tangerine), avocado trees, banana trees, carambola trees, citrus fruit & trees, coffee trees, cultivated clams, grapefruit trees, lime trees, mango trees, orange trees and papaya trees.
These policies are based on weather data collected and maintained by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The index reflects how much precipitation is received relative to the long-term average for a specified area and timeframe. The program divides the country into six regions due to different weather patterns, with pilots available in select counties.
These policies are based on the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data derived from satellites observing long-term changes in greenness of vegetation of the earth since 1989. The program divides the country into six regions due to different weather patterns, with pilots available in select counties.
These policies insure revenue of the entire farm rather than an individual crop by guaranteeing a percentage of average gross farm revenue, including a small amount of livestock revenue. The plan uses information from a producer's Schedule F tax forms, and current year expected farm revenue, to calculate policy revenue guarantee.
AGR is available in: California (selected counties), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (selected counties), Idaho (selected counties), Main, Maryland (selected counties), Massachutsetts, Michigan (selected counties), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (selected counties), Oregon (selected counties), Pennsylvania (selected counties), Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia (selected counties), Washington (selected counties).
AGR-Lite is a whole-farm revenue protection plan of insurance which protects against low revenue due to unavoidable natural disasters and market fluctuations. Most farm-raised crops, animals, and animal products are eligible. AGR-Lite can stand alone or be used in conjunction with other Federal crop insurance plans except Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR).
AGR-Lite is available in: Alabama, Alaska (selected counties), Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (selected counties), North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania (except Philadelphia County), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
These policies provide revenue protection based on price and yield expectations by paying for losses below the guarantee at the higher of an early-season price or the harvest price.
These policies make indemnity payments only when the average county revenue for the insured crop falls below the revenue chosen by the farmer.
GRIP is available in selected states and counties for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat.
These policies protect producers against reductions in gross income when either a crop's price or yield declines from early-season expectations. To determine coverage, see the policy provisions.
These policies provide dollar-denominated coverage by the producer selecting a dollar amount of target revenue from a range defined by 65-75 percent of expected revenue. To determine coverage, see the policy provisions.
This policy provides the grower protection against any yield reduction caused by hail and/or fire. The grower may elect to insure up to the full value of the crop. There are various deductibles available to allow the grower to partially self-insure for a reduced premium cost.