"For a farmer starting out, crop insurance is an absolute necessity. Crop losses two out of my first three years would have been a financial disaster without crop insurance. It's the best investment you can make."
- Rob Laroque, Carter Hill Orchard, Concord, NH
Crop insurance is subsidized with federal funds and sold by private crop insurance agents. In recent years, production on over 8,000 acres planted to corn and 600 acres in apple orchards have been insured under crop specific programs in the State. In addition, five million dollars of gross margin liability insurance was purchased by dairy farmers.
Further information on New Hampshire educational programs can be obtained by contacting a member of the Risk Management Planning Group. For general information about risk management and crop insurance, the following links are useful:
Portable Document Format (.pdf). Visit nh.gov for a list of free .pdf readers for a variety of operating systems.
NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109