Crop Insurance Resources

All farmers and ranchers have one thing in common: the need to manage risk, whether from weather, markets, or other forces. Crop insurance can be a useful tool for farmers and ranchers in managing risk.

But there can be several reasons why many farmers and ranchers don’t buy crop insurance. Maybe they don’t believe there’s an option applicable to their operation. Maybe they don’t know how to find a crop insurance agent to work with, or what questions to ask when they meet with an agent.

New resources are available for farmers and ranchers from the Center for Rural Affairs on these and related topics. The Center can address questions about what crop insurance options are available, how crop insurance works, and how to decide which option is right for an operation. See below for fact sheets and recorded webinars on the topic. Farmers and ranchers are also invited to call our office to speak with our staff if they have questions.

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Crop insurance resources

Organic crop insurance resources

Coverage for small grains

Flexible crop insurance option, Whole Farm Revenue Protection

For many crops and livestock, a multi-peril policy may not be easily available. . In these cases, or for highly diversified operations,  Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) could be a helpful option. Available in every county, the plan covers the revenue for your entire operation, making it possible to expand protection for your crops and livestock. 

If you’re a producer thinking about purchasing WFRP for your operation, contact an insurance agent to get the ball rolling on your application. 

Revenue insurance options for livestock

Livestock producers face high financial risks in ever-changing markets. To help producers mitigate these risks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency provides two revenue insurance product options—Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) and Livestock Risk Protection (LRP). Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) also offers a flexible crop insurance option. 

Some of this material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award number 2018-70027-28586.