How to buy a farmer’s crop insurance policy
Farmers who sell or rent their crops to farmers in the United States should have some type of insurance to protect them from losses if they are damaged by pests, according to a new study by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.
The study found that insurance could be an economical way for farmers to make a profit, but it could also help them avoid having to sell their crops or pay the price for crop damage.
The study looked at coverage offered by state-run agricultural insurance programs, which provide coverage for farmers.
The programs offer farmers more than $6 billion in crop insurance annually.
About 15 percent of the programs’ crop insurance policies are sold to other farmers, according the study.
Agricultural insurance covers crops and livestock from a range of crops and animal products, such as grain, soybeans, cotton, and cottonseed.
It covers agricultural equipment, pesticides, and other environmental hazards, such an insecticide or fungicide.
Agri-tech firms, such the crop insurance marketplaces and agricultural insurance websites, are growing.
But they often charge farmers more for the same coverage than insurance offered by a traditional farmer.
The USDA’s study found insurance coverage offers farmers a profit margin of between 1 percent and 1.5 percent.
“We have not had a good business model for farmers since the 1960s,” said Paul Loeffler, senior policy analyst for USDA’s National Agri-Food Security Administration.
The farm insurance market, he said, is “now a big part of the agricultural landscape.”
The USDA study also found that the agricultural insurance industry had been able to grow and diversify over the years.
While crop insurance coverage can be a lucrative industry for farmers, it can also be costly.
In the 1990s, crop insurance premiums were about $1.75 per acre, LoeFFLER said.
That fell to about $300 in 2010.
The crop insurance premium has fallen from about $500 per acre in the 1990’s to about a tenth of that in 2018, he added.
But Loeffer said that if farmers wanted to make more money from their crop insurance business, they should consider other options, such a self-insurance plan or a reinsurance plan.
The USDA’s research found that farmers and insurers both benefit from an expanded agricultural insurance market.
Insurance companies have a profit incentive to offer more coverage, the USDA study found.
That includes the value of the coverage that the farmer pays to the farmers, the value the insurance companies are willing to pay for the crop coverage, and the risk the farmers themselves take when they buy crop insurance.
Agribusinesses typically provide insurance to cover the crop damage that a farmer suffers during harvest, said Steve Pecoraro, senior director of market analysis at the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The insurance is paid for by the farmers who buy the coverage, Pecorao said.
The insurers then sell that insurance to farmers.
Ag-tech companies, on the other hand, often offer coverage that is only available to their employees.
“They’re basically giving away the farm to the consumer,” said Mike Stoeber, senior vice president of market insights for the Insurance Information Institute.
“There’s no way they can make money on that.”
Agriculture insurers typically offer crop insurance at prices that range from about 10 percent to about 20 percent of their farmers’ annual gross income.
StoeBER said that it is unlikely that agricultural insurance will be an attractive option for farmers in rural areas, where the insurance market is already highly competitive.
StoeBER noted that the U.S. has more than 30 million farms.
Farmers who buy insurance from agricultural insurers typically pay less than farmers who purchase insurance from the insurance marketplace.
“You can’t go into farming without getting some kind of insurance,” StoeBoeber said.
Agreeing on a cost-sharing structure is crucial to farmers, said Mark Evers, senior research analyst at the University of California, Davis.
“We need to make sure farmers have a decent number of options and that there’s enough to cover any loss, even in the event of crop damage,” Evers said.
The report also found farmers who sell their crop to others have the potential to be hit with additional costs.
Agrial, a company that markets crop insurance, has reported losses from more than 200 crop insurance transactions.
In some instances, the company has been unable to collect the premiums, said Agrial vice president Scott Egan.
Agrial also does not maintain an inventory of crop insurance products and does not sell its products to farmers outside the United State.
Agronomist and insurance company analyst, Mark Glynn, said the cost of crop coverage for agronomists could go up as more farmers move into the agricultural industry.
“The average price of crop coverings for agrochemical companies has gone up, but the average cost for agroponic companies has not,” Glynn said.
“You have to be very careful about what you buy.”
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