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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 postmark or fax date or you may choose to contact the hail program office. 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 postmark or fax 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) 444-2402 or (800)515-1571
Fax: (406) 444-9442




Published: Fri Sep 30 10:28:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Wed Aug 06 16:11:43 MDT 2014