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MT Dept. of Agriculture Reminds Producers to Cover Crops with State Hail Insurance

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State hail insurance policies available for purchase until August 15th

  • Chelsi Bay, Montana Department of Agriculture
  • June 06 2022

 

 

MT Dept. of Agriculture Reminds Producers to Cover Crops with State Hail Insurance
State hail insurance policies available for purchase until August 15th

Helena, Mont. – As our state has received some much needed moisture, the Montana State Hail Program is reminding producers to make sure their crops are covered. With spring plantings wrapping up, our staff is ready to assist producers with acquiring State Hail.

Producers can insure crops against hail damage 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. State policies are available for purchase until August 15, 2022.

State hail insurance application forms are available online or by calling the office. Staff are available to accept policies, file claims, and to answer any questions producers might have regarding coverage options. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the department, or used as a reference when you contact the office by phone. Loss forms must be submitted within two weeks of the hail damage occurrence. Loss claim forms are also available online and are due to the office by October 1, 2022.

Contact Information:

Montana State Hail Insurance Program

P.O. Box 200201

Helena, MT 59620

Phone: (406) 444-5429

Toll Free: 1 (844) 515-1571

 

Email: agrhail@mt.gov

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 is serving Montana Agriculture and growing prosperity under the Big Sky. For more information on department programs and services, visit agr.mt.gov

CONTACT: Dani Jones, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-2402

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