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





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: Fri Sep 30 10:28:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Mon Aug 22 14:41:00 MDT 2016