Please be sure to ask us about insurability of additional crops and eligibility of crop insurance for a specific commodity by state and county.
Coverage Levels and Premium Subsidies
Coverage levels range from 50 to 85 percent of your approved yield. Crop insurance premiums are subsidized, as shown in the following table. For example, if you choose the 65-percent coverage level, your premium share would be 41 percent of the base premium.
Catastrophic Risk Protection (CAT) coverage is fixed at 50 percent of your approved yield and 55 percent of the price election. CAT is 100 percent subsidized with no premium cost to you. There is, as of 2020, an administrative fee of $655 per crop per county, regardless of the acreage.
This fact sheet gives only a general overview of the crop insurance program and is not a complete policy. Contact a crop insurance agent for further information and an evaluation of your risk management needs.
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