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What You Need to Know About Crop Insurance
We strive to understand the unique needs of the crop and agribusiness industry. We provide local crop and farm insurance solutions for industries including (but not limited to):
- Crop Owners
- Dairy Farmers
- Orchard and Vineyard Owners
- Retail and Wholesale Fruit/Grocery Markets
Our experience with the exposures and trends within the crop industry is based on years of industry relationships and risk management experience. We are an equal opportunity provider.
What Crop Insurance Services Does Leavitt Group Southwest Offer?
- Competitive rates for hail and other private crop insurance coverages
- Hay fire coverages with high insurance limits including coverage for overseas transit
- Free mapping for all of your farm units
- Unparalleled knowledge and service for multi-peril crop insurance
- Quarterly crop insurance newsletter to keep you up to date on coverages, changes, additions, and deadlines of all crop insurance programs
What is Multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI)?
MPCI protects against crop yield losses by allowing participating producers to insure a certain percentage of historical crop production.
MPCI Coverage Options:
- Adverse weather conditions
- Volcanic eruption
- Failure of irrigation water supply
- Whole farm revenue
- Livestock gross margin policy
- Dairy price fluctuation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is farm liability coverage?
Farm liability coverage is different from general liability coverage, even though they sound very similar.
General liability is just that, general. Farm liability can be broken down further into more specific coverages.
Here are a few types of specific liability policies available for different agricultural industries.
- Farmers Market/Roadside Stand
- Equine Operations
- Farm & Agricultural Pollution
- Seedmen's Error & Omissions
What does agribusiness insurance cover?
Agribusiness insurance covers a broad spectrum of risks as long as it relates to your agriculture business. However, you can break down the available coverages into four easier-to-understand categories.
- Your home and its contents
- Farm personal property
- Farm structures
- Liability protection
What kind of insurance do farmers and ranchers need?
The exact coverage you need will vary based on your business's operations. However, some types of insurance can benefit almost every agriculture business.
- General Liability Protects your company from claims of bodily injury, property damage, product damage, and more.
- Commercial Auto Even if you use a personal vehicle for work, a personal auto insurance policy doesn't cover the car while it's being used for work purposes.
- Property Offers protection for commercial structures, business personal property, and machinery.
- Theft and Crime Crime-related losses aren't usually covered by your property insurance and require their own unique coverage.
- Workers Compensation If any employees are injured or become ill on the job, this insurance can cover the payment of their medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.
- Inland Marine You can protect stored products or equipment in an off-site location, mobile irrigation systems, and products you are transporting with inland marine insurance.
What is agribusiness insurance?
Agribusiness insurance is insurance for any agriculture-associated business. There are a variety of policy types because agribusiness is a large field that includes many diverse industries. Some of these industries include:
- Commercial Farms
- Family Farms and Ranches
- Wholesale Nurseries
- Cotton Growers
- Pumpkin Patches
Your agribusiness policy will be completely unique to you, based on what your company produces and what your needs and risks are.
What is farm insurance?
Farm insurance is a specialized form of agribusiness insurance that provides you dual coverage by protecting your home and operation. Policies differ, but like agribusiness insurance, the four main areas of coverage include: Home and contents (detached garages, other personal use buildings) Farm and ranch personal property (livestock, feed, machinery, equipment) Farm and ranch structures Business and personal liability coverage
Is there anything agribusiness insurance doesn't cover?
As with any standard insurance policy, there are specific exclusions and exceptions. One of the most notable exclusions people often don't know about is fencing. In a basic agribusiness policy, the fencing on your property is excluded. However, if you rely on your fencing to keep your daily operations organized and running smoothly, you can find special riders and policy extensions that add fence coverage.