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AgriInsurance | Annual Forage Insurance

Annual Forage Insurance covers acreage planted each year for livestock feed or fodder, offering risk protection from lack of rainfall.

  • Coverage is available on acres used for grazing, haying, grazing/haying, grain/grazing, green chop, grazing/green chop, or silage.
  • Both irrigated and non-irrigated acres are insurable.
  • Producers insure annual forage production value by dividing their liability into two-month index intervals targeting when precipitation is crucial to the growing season.
  • The program uses rainfall index data provided by NOAA to correlate precipitation to the insured acreage.
  • Indemnities are paid when rainfall during a specific two-month period in a specific area (grid) falls below a selected percentage of historic average rainfall. Payments are based on final conditions in the entire grid, not on a specific property within that grid.

Annual Forage Insurance sign-up deadline: July 15