8 Useful Crop Insurance Links You'll Want to Bookmark

December 22, 2015 12:27 PM
8 Useful Crop Insurance Links You'll Want to Bookmark

Got crop insurance questions? If so, you’re not alone. With corn prices below $4, soybeans hovering around $9 and wheat below $5, many producers are looking closely at costs and wondering what type of coverage they can afford in 2016.

Here are some useful links to help you in your decision-making process.

  1. USDA explains the various risk management programs provided by the government to producers here.
  2. Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture has a special section on managing farm risk.
  3. Crop insurance decision tool from USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA). You’ll obviously want to talk to your agent, but this interactive tool provides a starting point for discussion on commodity crops like corn, cotton, sorghum, wheat, rice, barley and soybeans. 
  4. Considering a relatively new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection policy? RMA has a Q&A on this new coverage.
  5. Interactive price discovery tool from RMA. It’s a little involved, but this online tool will give you some sense of projected prices for various crops in different counties around the country. 
  6. The team of agricultural economists at farmdoc Daily provides analysis and crop insurance tools here.
  7. Wondering if you should add yield exclusion (YE) to your crop insurance policy? RMA explains how YE works here.
  8. Farm Credit Services of America, which sells crop insurance policies, has a number of helpful resources for growers, including key dateslist of acronyms, trigger yield charts for corn, wheat and soybeans; crop insurance news, and more.

What are useful crop insurance links you've found? Share the link in the comments and let us know why you like them.

Back to news




Spell Check

Alison Rice
Arlington, VA
12/22/2015 05:52 PM

  Jmm - Each numbered item has links in it. Look for the underlined items when you scroll over it with your mouse and click on the links. I've added bold, just in case. Thanks!

Kansas city, MO
12/22/2015 04:51 PM

  Where are the links?

Justin Evans
Saint Paris, OH
12/23/2015 01:52 PM

  Being an independent Crop Insurance agent, I don't appreciate that Farm Credit is the only one getting free publicity as a crop insurance agency. There are hundreds of others out there working to protect farmers with crop insurance, yet they do not get the same recognition and they are doing just as good a job, if not better than the bigger agencies. If you're truly wanting information on crop insurance, talk to your LOCAL INDEPENDENT crop insurance agent and/or go to www.cropinsuranceinamerica.org (NCIS' site) and rma.usda.gov (USDA's site)


Corn College TV Education Series


Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!


Market Data provided by QTInfo.com
Brought to you by Beyer