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. Check out our chart 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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Please reach out to our staff with any questions: 402.687.2100

Flexible crop insurance option, Whole Farm Revenue Protection

For many crops and livestock, it’s simply not possible to protect them with a crop-specific policy. What if there isn’t a crop insurance policy available in your county for the crop you’d like to cover? 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. 

Expanding risk management options to more farmers makes sense. Sometimes banks require proof of insurance in order for farmers to qualify for loans, so purchasing this product helps with expanding credit availability to farmers.  

If you’re a producer thinking about purchasing WFRP for your operation, contact an insurance agent to get the ball rolling on your application. You can find an insurance agent in your area at this link. Deadlines to purchase Whole Farm Revenue Protection vary by region, but are generally one of Jan. 15, Feb. 15, or March 15. Look up your local deadline here.

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. 

The resources below provide more information on the options available.

Crop insurance resources

Topic Title Post date Type
WFRP, orchards Insurance option for Midwest tree and nut orchards Jan. 22, 2020 Webinar
WFRP, Small Grains Insurance Option for Small Grains Jan. 14, 2020 Webinar
101 Crop Insurance 101 Dec. 13, 2019 Webinar
101 Seguro de Cosechas 101 Nov. 13, 2019 Fact Sheet
101 Crop Insurance 101 July 11, 2019 Fact Sheet
Livestock Livestock Revenue Insurance for Feeder Cattle July 11, 2019 Fact Sheet
WFRP Whole Farm Revenue Protection July 11, 2019 Fact Sheet
WFRP Flexible Crop Insurance Option: Whole Farm Revenue Protection Jan. 17, 2019 Webinar
Livestock Revenue Insurance Options for Livestock Jan. 17, 2019 Webinar
101 Crop Insurance for Beginners Jan. 16, 2019 Webinar
WFRP New Option for Farm Risk Management: Whole Farm Revenue Protection Usage in Nebraska Sept. 27, 2017 Research Publication
WFRP Whole Farm Revenue Protection March 6, 2017 Fact Sheet
WFRP, livestock For Insurance Agents: Insuring Livestock Under the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Dec. 19, 2016 Webinar
WFRP, livestock Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Livestock Producers and Insurance Agents - Risk Management Agency Dec. 19, 2016 Presentation Slides
WFRP, livestock For Producers: Insuring Livestock Under the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Dec. 19, 2016 Webinar
Livestock, WFRP Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Livestock Producers and Insurance Agents - Rural Advancement Foundation International Dec. 19, 2016 Presentation Slides
WFRP, commodities For Insurance Agents: Insuring Commodity Production Under the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Dec. 9, 2016 Webinar
WFRP, commodities Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Commodity Production for Insurance Agents - Rural Advancement Foundation International Dec. 9, 2016 Presentation Slides
WFRP, commodities For Producers: Insuring Commodity Production Under the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Dec. 9, 2016 Webinar
WFRP Whole Farm Revenue Protection - Risk Management Agency Dec. 9, 2016 Presentation Slides
WFRP, specialty crops For Insurance Agents: Insuring Diversified Fruit and Vegetable Production Under the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Nov. 18, 2016 Webinar
WFRP, specialty crops Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Specialty Crop Insurance Agents - Rural Advancement Foundation International

Nov. 18, 2016

Presentation Slides
WFRP, specialty crops For Producers: Insuring Diversified Fruit and Vegetable Production Under the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Nov. 18, 2016 Webinar
WFRP, specialty crops Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Specialty Crop Producers - Rural Advancement Foundation International Nov. 18, 2016 Presentation Slides

 

Some of this material is funded in partnership by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18RMEPP522C015.​