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Crop Hail Insurance

Crop Coverage


Hail insurance is available on crops for the full growing season with a maximum coverage as set by state law of $75 per acre on non-irrigated crops and $114 per acre on irrigated crops. Policies will be effective at 12:01 a.m. the day following the date of application.


These are the rates by county and crop.


Crops may be insured at any time until August 15, inclusive. Coverage ends when crops are headed, mowed or harvested or when crops are destroyed by means other than hail. All liability on crops insured will expire October 1 at 11:59 pm.

Important Deadlines:

  • Coverage begins at 12:01 am on the day following the application date.
  • Last date to purchase State policies is August 15th.

Crops Covered

Alfalfa Seed

Flax Safflower
Barley Hay Sainfoin
Beans Indian Rice Grass Sorghum
Black Medic Lentils Soybeans
Buckwheat Millet Speltz
Canary Seed Mustard Spring Wheat
Camelina Oats Sugarbeets
Canola Peas Sunflower
Corn Potatoes Sweet Clover
Crambe Rape Seed Triticale
Durum Wheat Rye Wheat Grass
    Winter Wheat



Montana State Hail Insurance Program
Montana Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0202
Phone: (406) 444-5429 or (844)515-1571
Fax: (406) 444-9442




Published: September 30, 2011 10:28:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: February 9, 2016 9:44:59 AM MST