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Crop Insurance

The USDA Risk Management Agency offers a variety of crop and revenue insurance programs to New Hampshire farmers. These programs are a valuable part of many farm operators' risk management strategies because they provide protection against production and income losses due to natural disasters and market fluctuations.

"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 nearly 8,000 acres planted to corn and 1,200 acres in apple orchards have been insured under crop specific programs in the State. In addition, one million dollars of farm revenue and two million of nursery crop inventory value were covered.

Crop Insurance Basics

If you would like to share your experience with crop or revenue insurance, email mike.sciabarrasi@unh.edu or gantz@pa.net.

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:

apples on the tree

Companies Actively Underwriting Policies in New Hampshire

Insurance Agent List

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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