The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) provides Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) as a risk management tool available to agricultural producers. Producers
should consider how a policy will work in conjunction with their other risk management strategies to insure their business is soundly protected. Nodak Insurance
Company agents are here to work with producers in developing the best management protection plan for each individual business.
Various insurance plans provide coverage for specific commodities and are available for most commonly raised commodities.
Revenue Protection - Protects producers against yield losses due to natural causes such as drought, excessive moisture, hail, wind, frost, insects
and disease, and revenue losses caused by a change in the harvest price from the projected price.
Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion - Protects producers in the same manner as Revenue Protection policies, except the amount of
insurance protection is based on the projected price only (the amount of protection is not increased if the harvest price is greater than the projected price).
Yield Protection - Protects producers against yield losses only due to natural causes such as drought, excessive moisture, hail, wind, frost,
insects, and disease. The level of coverage is determined using the same projected price as Revenue Protection policies.
Actual Production History (APH) - Protects producers against yield losses only in the same manner as Yield Protection policies, except the
price is established annually by Risk Management Agency (RMA).
Catastrophic Risk Protection (CAT) - Pays 55% of the price of the commodity established by RMA on crop losses in excess of 50%. The premium
on CAT coverage is paid by the Federal Government; however, producers must pay a $300 administrative fee for each crop insured in the county. Limited Resource
producers may have this fee waived. CAT coverage is not available on all types of policies.
The following insurance plans provide coverage based on the experience of the county.
Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) - this insurance plan provides coverage for specific crops based on the experience of an entire area,
generally a county. The amount of insurance protection is based on the projected price, however can increase if the harvest price is greater than the projected price.
Area Risk Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion (ARPI-HPE) - Protects producers in the same manner as ARPI, except the amount of insurance protection
is based on the projected price only (the amount of protection is not increased if the harvest price is greater than the projected price).
Area Yield Protection (AYP) - this insurance plan provides yield coverage for specific crops based on the experience of an entire area.
Margin Protection (MP) - Protect producers against an unexpected decrease in operating margin (revenue less input costs), caused by reduced county
yields, reduced commodity prices, increased prices of certain inputs, or any combination of these perils. Because MP is area-based (average for a county), an individual
farm may have a decrease in its margin but not receive an indemnity or vice-versa. In this respect, MP behaves in the same manner as coverage under Area Risk Protection
Insurance (ARPI). MP has a Harvest Price Option. The data source for all county yields is NASS. Coverage is available for Wheat, Corn and Soybeans.
Dollar - Protect producers against declining value due to damage that causes a yield shortfall. The amount of insurance is based on the cost of growing
a crop in a specific area. A loss occurs when the annual crop value is less than the amount of insurance. This coverage is designed for Forage Seeding.
Rainfall Index (RI) - Area-based plan protects Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) for perennial pasture, rangeland, or forage used to feed livestock.
The RI plan also provides coverage for Apiculture. It provides producers a risk management tool to cover the precipitation needed to produce forage for their operation.
It's based on weather data collected and maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center.
Livestock policies - Designed to insure against declining market prices of livestock and not any other peril. Coverage is determined using futures
and options prices from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group. Price insurance is available for Swine, Cattle, Lambs and Milk. There are two types of plans available:
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) provides coverage against market price decline, and Livestock Gross Margin (LGM), provides coverage for the difference between the
commodity and feeding costs.
Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) - provides coverage against the loss of revenue that you expect to earn, or will obtain from commodities you produce or purchase for resale during the
insurance period under one insurance policy. This insurance plan is tailored for any farm with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue, including farms with specialty
or organic commodities (both crops and livestock), or those marketing to local, regional, farm-identity preserved, specialty, or direct markets.