MDA Reminds Producers to Apply for State Hail Insurance
Applications Available Online
April 10, 2020
Walt Anseth, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-5420
Dani Jones, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-2402
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding producers to apply for coverage through the State Hail Insurance Program. Montana producers can access and fill out applications for state hail insurance online by visiting the program’s website.
Crop insurance against hail damage is available at the maximum coverage rate of $75 per acre for dryland and $114 per acre for irrigated land. Rates charged are a percentage of the insured amount and vary by county. A detailed list of rates by county and crop can be found here.
Producers who previously purchased state hail insurance should have received an application and more details in the mail. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the department. Producers may also reference forms if they prefer to contact MDA by phone.
Montana State Hail Insurance Program
P.O. Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0201
Phone: (406) 444-5429
Toll Free: 1 (844) 515-1571
Fax: (406) 444-9442
The Montana State Hail Insurance program was created at the request of producers in 1917 to provide basic hail insurance coverage on any crop grown in Montana. The program is directed by a five-member board consisting of the department director, state insurance commissioner, and three producers.
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit agr.mt.gov.