WHAT IS

CROP INSURANCE?

Crop insurance helps producers manage risk. In exchange for annual premiums, crop insurance plans provide payments called "indemnities" when yields or revenues fall below covered levels.

The New York Crop Insurance Education Risk Management Project delivers crop insurance education in New York State. The project is managed by Cornell University in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency, many Cornell Cooperative Extension local and regional offices, and other nonprofit partners.

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Farmer Testimonials

I can say I would highly recommend crop insurance. I haven’t been through the whole year yet, but I would highly recommend it.

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RECENT VIDEOS

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Crop Insurance Options for Corn Silage

Corn Silage Dairy

A recorded webinar that walks through risk management options for silage production

Crop Insurance Options for Beginning & Diversified Farmers

WFRP Diversified

A recorded webinar that explains Whole Farm Revenue Protection and other risk management options for beginning farmers


Whole Farm Revenue Protection

WFRP Diversified

A video from Silveus Insurance Group that explains Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance

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WHAT OTHER FARMERS THINK ABOUT CROP INSURANCE

Listen to what other farmers have to say about crop insurance, and whether they think it is worth it for their farm.

Gianforte
We use crop insurance on every insurable crop. We rely on it a fair amount to help manage risk. There hasn’t been any one year in particular that we feel it hasn’t been worthwhile. It’s been worthwhile every year.

Gianforte Farm

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Stoltzfus
I can say I would highly recommend crop insurance. I haven’t been through the whole year yet, but I would highly recommend it.

Stoltzfus Farm

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Allen
Expenses have gone up. It’s not that we want to use the insurance. We’d rather get the crop in. You make a lot more money getting the crop in, than by filing a claim for crop insurance. But it still covers part of your loss.

Allen Farm

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Dan Sievert
I have always had 65% insurance and now I have gone up to 70% after this past year. It has cost me more money but it has saved me along the way. For the few claims that I have had, I have gotten more money back than what I have paid for premiums.

Sievert Farm

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