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Farm Insurance - Insurance Policies for Farm Owners Evergreen CO

Farms are a business. As such, it is smart to ensure them. However, because of the nature of farming (and the unpredictable nature of the business), insurance can be expensive. But in the risky world of farming, a bad year can be all that stands between the farmer and bankruptcy. Therefore, getting insurance for your farm can be critical.

Premier Insurance Nick Hammer Agency
(303) 904-1552
6004 S Kipling Pkwy
Littleton, CO
Alternate Phone Number
303-904-1552
Services
Insurance Brokers, Auto Home, Business

DAGLEY INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
(720) 381-2695
10125 W San Juan
Littleton, CO
 
STATE FARM INSURANCE - BILL ROUSE
(303) 424-0420
4350 Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO
 
KAUFMAN FARMERS INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL, INC.
(303) 934-8330
739 West Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO
 
LAUTENBACH INSURANCE AGENCY LLC
(303) 798-2534
5721 S. Nevada Street
Littleton, CO
 
COBIZ INSURANCE, INC.
(303) 988-0446
10901 W. Toller Dr.
Littleton, CO
 
Advanced Insurance Services
(303) 934-1435
2700 W Evans Ave
Denver, CO
Alternate Phone Number
303-934-0626
Prices and/or Promotions
Home-Auto-Business-Life & Health Insurance

HEALTH CHOICE ONE - JOHN WEKSLER
(303) 475-4565
2 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO
 
Kris Collison State Farm Insurance Agency
(303) 798-9868
26 W Dry Creek Cir Ste 590
Littleton, CO
Alternate Phone Number
303-798-9868
Services
Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance & Business Insurance

State Farm Insurance Bruce Oyler Agency
(303) 730-1110
1621 W Canal Circle
Littleton, CO
Alternate Phone Number
(303) 730-1110
Services
Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Renters Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Bank Products

Farm Insurance - Insurance Policies for Farm Owners

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Farm Insurance


Farms are a business. As such, it is smart to ensure them. However, because of the nature of farming (and the unpredictable nature of the business), insurance can be expensive. But in the risky world of farming, a bad year can be all that stands between the farmer and bankruptcy. Therefore, getting insurance for your farm can be critical.

Agricultural insurance generally covers three main circumstances:

  • Crop insurance for damaged or lost crops.
  • Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance, which provides liability coverage if a hired hand is hurt, and potential coverage for physical property. It does not usually include livestock.
  • Livestock insurance.
  • Specialized insurance coverage for certain types of farming with unique perils and challenges

Your state government is a good source of information, if you are looking for agricultural insurance. Many states actually have specialized insurance companies within state government (or sponsored through the state) that cover the unique perils for that region. For instance, farmers in California might not buy coverage for hail, because it is less common there. However, in the American Midwest, if you don't buy hail coverage for your crops, you are asking for disaster.

Further, because many regions do have unique concerns within the farming community, there are often insurance cooperatives operating in a specific region. Because these cooperatives can often offer lower prices for the same insurance, it is well worth the research. Your local farming associations will often be able to point you in the right direction.

What will it cost?


In the U.S., Congress subsidizes the cost of buying crop insurance and several states provide state-funded premium subsidies. Rates will ultimately depend on your needs, risk tolerance, insurance plans, production, and location. Remember that anything which will raise risk to the insurance company will end up costing you more. You may have to make some hard decisions between your risk tolerance, and the amount of money that you could afford to lose without jeopardizing your farming business.

Benefit's of Farm Insurance


If you are a farmer, your farm is your livelihood. It is also your business. Insuring it makes good business sense.

You have some good reasons to consider it, aside from the longevity of your farming business:

  • Government subsidies are often offered to farmers to offset a portion of the premium.
  • Increased coverage levels are offered for several crops.
  • Protection for input costs and harvest values.

Keep in mind that crop insurance may serve as collateral for operating loans. Most banks and financial institutions will want to ensure that you have some kind of insurance coverage, to protect your ability to re-pay loans.

Crop Insurance


Crop insurance does what you'd expect - it insures your crop. The trick with crop insurance is to decide what level of coverage you want. Specific levels ...

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