Crop Insurance

Nebraska map showing risk levels of irrigated corn production in Nebraska, based on insurance data
Nebraska map showing risk levels of irrigated corn production in Nebraska, based on insurance data

Nebraska Corn Production Risk by County Using Crop Insurance Data July 13, 2016

Farmers know that yield risks vary across the state; however, the ability to compare yield risk between counties is new. Using crop insurance premium calculation data, we can quantify the expected insurance payment (or indemnities) by evaluating the county crop insurance reference rate. A high reference rate value implies higher historical payments and consequently more production risk and a higher crop insurance premium. Lower reference rates imply lower risk and lower premiums. Risk varies widely from one end of the state to the other, highlighting the need to consider general recommendations broadly and customize decisions to your data and situation. County-level risk maps for irrigated and non-irrigated corn production in Nebraska are included.

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Infographic: Crop Insurance and Risk Management

Developing a good relationship with your crop insurance agent is important, especially when it comes to managing your hail risk. In this infographic, learn the three questions you should ask your insurance agent.

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Video: Crop Insurance Risk Management

How can you assess your risk of crop hail damage? What do you need to know when considering hail insurance coverage levels, policies, and endorsements? A Nebraska Extension crop insurance specialist outlines key steps in managing risk through crop insurance.

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