Purchase Crop Hail Insurance by August 15 Deadline


HELENA, Mont. --Montana farmers and ranchers can purchase state hail insurance at Department of Revenue Property and Assessment county offices until August 15. With crop values high, now is the time to evaluate crop insurance needs.


Montana state hail insurance is designed to cover basic crop inputs and, for many farmers, supplements crop insurance offered by private companies. All of the commonly grown crops in Montana are eligible for state hail insurance.


The Montana Legislature recently increased coverage limits under the program. However, the law takes effect October 1 and changes will be implemented for the 2014 growing season.


This season, dryland producers can insure crops for up to $50 an acre and irrigated crops can be insured for up to $76 an acre. For more information, contact Bill Herbolich at the department at (406) 444-2402 or by email at




Cid Sivils
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3640


Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: May 16, 2013 11:15:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: May 16, 2013 11:51:48 AM MDT