Case Law Index Federal Crop Insurance

May 9, 1986 – August 30, 2023

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving the Federal Crop Insurance Program that were decided between the dates listed above.  The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


Overdorff v. Nau Country Ins. Civil Action No. 18-79. 2018 WL 3637471 (W.D. Pa. July 31, 2018) (motion to vacate arbitration award). Text

Tate Orchards v. Rain & Hail Ins., No. 1:13-cv-691, 2013 WL 1833713 (M.D. Pa. May 1, 2013) (motion to vacate arbitration award) Text

Bonnie Brae Fruit Farms, Inc. v. Rain and Hail, LLC, No. 1:13–cv–687, 2013 WL 1833633 (M.D. Pa. May 1, 2013) (motion to vacate arbitration award)  Text

Mt. Valley Farms and Lumber Products, LLC v. Fed. Crop Ins., No. 1:10–cv–2327, 2012 WL 400729 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2012) (good farming practices) Text

Mt. Valley Farms and Lumber Products, L.L.C. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 1:10-CV-2327, 2011 WL 7167013 (M.D. Pa. Oct. 31, 2011) (good farming practices)


In re K & J Farms, LLC, No. 20-01239-5-JNC, 2020 WL 5884517 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. Oct. 1, 2020) (amended bankruptcy plan providing plaintiff farm program payment rights denied) Text

Williamson Farm v. Diversified Crop Ins Servs., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 5875, 917 F.3d 247, (4th Cir. 2019) (Arbitration award vacated as arbitrator exceeded their powers) Text

J.O.C. Farms, LLC. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., No. 15-2368, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 15853 (4th Cir.) (737 Fed. Appx. 652) (federal preemption. Failure to plead.)

Williamson Farm v. Diversified Crop Ins. Servs., No. 5:17-CV-513-D, 2018 WL 1474068 (E.D. N.C. March 26,2018) (motion to vacate arbitration award, granted)

J.O.C. Farms, LLC. V. Rural Cmty. Ins. Agency, Inc., No. 4:12-CV-186-D, 2015 WL 5512738 (E.D.N.C. Sept. 17, 2015)(challenge of administrative decision regarding covered and uncovered losses) Text

Forrest v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 8:14-CV-01530, 2014 WL 6604255, at *4 (D.S.C. Nov. 20, 2014) (Denied Arbitration) Text

Bissette v. Rain & Hail, LLC, No. 5:10-CV-40-D, 2011 WL 3905059 (E.D. N.C. Sept. 2, 2011) (motion to compel arbitration) Text

In re M & M Independent Farms, Inc., Nos. 09-03514, ADV 10-00277-8-SWH-A, 2011 WL 5902606 (Bankr. E.D. N.C. July 7, 2011) (motion to dismiss; motion to compel arbitration) Text

Harrell and Owens Farm v. Federal Crop Ins. Corp., No. 4:09-CV-217-FL, 2011 WL 1100265 (E.D. N.C. Mar. 23, 2011) (motion to vacate arbitration) Text

Porter v. United States, No. 1:10CV00026, 2011 WL 182108 (W.D. Va. Jan. 20, 2011) (false claims regarding tobacco crop to USDA) Text

Tyson v. USDA, No. 09-1037, 2010 WL 107340 (4th Cir. Jan. 13, 2010) (requiring return of overpayment for tobacco losses)  Text

Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Mills, No. 4:06-cv-01971-RBH, 2008 WL 2250256 (D. S.C. May 29, 2008) (person with insurable crop interest)

In re Peanut Crop Ins. Litig., 524 F.3d 458 (4th Cir. 2008) (indemnity rate of quota peanuts) Text

Eatmon v. Morgan, 145 Fed. App’x 839 (4th Cir. 2005)  Text

United States. v. Undetermined Amount of U.S. Currency, 376 F.3d 260 (4th Cir. 2004)  Text


War Eagle Farms, LLC v. Am. Agri-Bus. Ins. Co., 4:22-CV-58-DMB-DAS, 2022 WL 17112224 (N.D. Miss. Nov. 22, 2022) (Defendant’s motion for venue transfer is denied because plaintiff’s crop insurance policies arise from the same insurance claim) Text

Agrisompo N.A., Inc. v. Coldwater Planting Co., 3:22CV51-MPM-RP, 2022 WL 16727335 (N.D. Miss. Nov. 4, 2022) (defendant motion to dismiss based on Mississippi authority stating that an appraiser may not determine causation issues under an insurance contract) Text

Owen v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 3:19-CV-00161, 2020 WL 5913668 (S.D. Tex. July 27, 2020), report and recommendation adopted, No. 3:19-CV-161, 2020 WL 5912602 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 6, 2020) (farmer seeking review of the good farming practices determination pertaining to denied crop insurance claim) Text

In re Morris, 616 B.R. 499 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 2020) (government did not waive setoff rights and it retained program payments from bankrupt debtor) Text

Adkins v. Silverman, 899 F.3d 395 (5th Cir. August 7, 2018) (Exclusionary provision upheld, as statutory language and intent was clear) Text

Adkins v. Vilsack, 252 F.Supp.3d 588 (N.D. Tex 2017) (legal error to delay implementation of Actual Production History Yield Exclusion for winter wheat) Text

Shannon v. Ham, No. 15-10483, 2016 WL 556370 (5th Cir. Feb. 11, 2016) (reliance on statement that agent was licensed to sell crop insurance) Text

Greenwich Ins. Co. v. Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Ass’n, 808 F.3d 652 (5th Cir. 2015)(whether reporting deadlines imposed by the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association are preempted by federal law) Text

Greenwich Ins. Co. v. Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Ass’n, No. 3:14-CV-190-CWR-LRA, 2015 WL 1968699 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 30, 2015) aff’d, 808 F.3d 652 (5th Cir. 2015)(assessment of crop insurer) Text

Lucus v. Armtech ins. Servs., No. 2:13cv249-KS-MTP 2015 WL 11120542 (S.D. MI March 6, 2015) (FCIC’s motion to dismiss granted)

United States v. Crook, No. 09-00133, 2010 WL 5100030 (W.D. La. Dec. 8, 2010) (disaster assistance and emergency loans)

United States v. Crook, Cr. Action No. 09-00133, 2010 WL 2775399 (W.D. La. July 12, 2010) (underreporting of rice production to obtain disaster relief)

Pace v. Armtech Ins. Servs., No. 1:07-cv-00335, 2010 WL 1253645 (W.D. La. Mar. 30, 2010) (claim of failure to pay insurance claims)

Redecop v. Gerber, No. -7-60137, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 3127 (5th Cir. February 13 ,2008) (Negligent misrepresentation of insurance coverage)

Redecop v. Gerber, Civil Action No. 4:04CV62-P-B, 2007 WL 120716 (N.D. Miss. Jan. 11, 2007)  Text

United States v. Fullwood, 342 F.3d 409 (5th Cir. 2003) Text

Rain & Hail Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 229 F.Supp. 2d 710 (S.D. Tex. 2002)  Text

United States v. McClatchy, 249 F. 3d 348 (5th Cir. 2001) Text

Duke v. Crop Growers Ins., 70 F.Supp.2d 711 (S.D. Tex. 1999). (Court approved arbitration as binding upon parties to insurance policy with arbitration clause, despite a separate right to sue provision, as adhering to a sound public policy in favor of prompt resolution of disputes) Text

R & R Farm Enterprises, Inc. v. Federal Crop Ins. Corp, Dept. of Agriculture, 788 F.2d 1148 (5th Cir. May 9, 1986) (found district court erred in burden of proof and charging interest on judgment against FCIC for two rice crop insurance policies) Text


Ackerman v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 22-1056, 2022 WL 2965613 (6th Cir. July 20, 2022) (upholding the district court’s remand to direct the FCIC to treat the state policy as a new submission, but leaving remaining new submission discretion in place)

Ackerman Brothers Farms, LLC v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 1:17-CV-11779, 2023 WL 4280817 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 1, 2023), report and recommendation adopted, 1:17-CV-11779, 2023 WL 4276459 (E.D. Mich. June 29, 2023) (Court ordered enforcement of plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees)

Miller v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 22-1209, 2023 WL 21146 (6th Cir. Jan. 3, 2023) (finding that the Final Agency Determination 287 was not arbitrary and capricious and therefore complies with the Administrative Procedure Act)

Bachman Sunny Hill Fruit Farms, Inc. v. Producers Agric. Ins. Co., 57 F.4th 536 (6th Cir. 2023), cert. denied sub nom. Alt’s Dairy Farm, LLC v. Nau Country Ins. Co., 143 S. Ct. 2566 (2023) (the Federal Arbitration Act governs the arbitration agreements in federally reinsured crop-insurance policies)

NAU Country Ins. Co. v. Alt’s Dairy Farm, LLC, 21-2792, 2023 WL 152475 (6th Cir. Jan. 11, 2023), cert. denied, 143 S. Ct. 2566 (2023) (the Federal Arbitration Act governs the arbitration agreements in federally reinsured crop-insurance policies)

Miller v. United States Dept. of Agriculture, No. 1:21-CV-266, 2022 WL 1715204 (W.D.Mich., 2022) (denied plaintiff Miller’s motion for summary judgment and granted defendant agency’s because FCIC had authority over interpretation of its own Final Agency Determination)

Ackerman Brothers Farms, LLC v. United States Dept of Agriculture, No. 1:17-cv-11779, 2021 WL 6133910, (E.D. Mich. 2021) (remand agency action for review and deny motion to certify as moot) Text

Farmers Mut. Hail Ins. Co. of Iowa v. Miller, No. 20-1978, 2021 WL 3044275 (6th Cir. July 20, 2021) (court confirmed insurer had right to regain overpaid crop insurance payment). Text

Ackerman v. United States Dep’t of Agric., 995 F.3d 528 (6th Cir. 2021) (FCIC’s decision approving submission for dry bean crop insurance policy was arbitrary and capricious) Text

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC v. Great Lakes Grain, LLC, 988 F.3d 260 (6th Cir. 2021) (use of family farm’s crop production history to obtain crop insurance for their newly formed LLCs did not constitute a “transfer of assets” under state’s Uniform Voidable Transactions Act) Text

Wanamaker Nursery, Inc. v. John Deere Risk Prot., Inc., No. 4:17-cv-77, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38804 (E.D. Tenn. February 27,2019) (Upheld arbitration award). Text

Ackerman v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. 17-cv-11779, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93707 (E.D. of MI June 1, 2018)  (Failure to comply with insurance agreement rendered the issue unripe)

Dixon v. Producers Agric. Ins. Co., No.2:13-cv-00035, 2016 U.S> Dist. LEXIS 99587, (M.D. Tenn, July 28, 2016) (negligent misrepresentation) Text

Buckman v. NAU Country Ins. Co., No. 3:14-CV-00921-CRS, 2016 WL 1090637 (W.D. Ky. March 18,2016) (reliance of insured on insurance agent’s representations on coverage was not reasonable) Text

Dixon v. Producers Agric. Ins. Co., No. 2:14-CV-00034, 2015 WL 1481444 (M.D. Tenn. Mar. 31, 2015) (negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation) Text

Myers v. Agrilogic Ins. Servs., LLC, No. 14-CV-227-JMH, 2015 WL 1468239 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 30, 2015) (Statute of Limitations) Text

Price v. AgriLogic Ins. Servs., LLC, No. CIV.A. 14-14-DLB-CJS, 2014 WL 3894341 (E.D. Ky. Aug. 7, 2014) (Statute of Limitations) Text

Three T Nursery v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Agency, No.4:11-cv-29, 2013 WL 1623599 (E.D. Tenn., April 15, 2013) (Insured did not have an a compete insurable interest in the insured stock)

Wanamaker v. Lawson, 871 F.Supp.2d 735 (E.D. Tenn. 2012) (removal and preemption) Text

Cain Field Nursery v. North., No. 4:09-cv-98, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39259 (E.D. Tenn. March 22, 2012) (Preemption did not apply to the FCIA)

Cain Field Nursery v. Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc., No. 4:09–cv–78, 2012 WL 1286657 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 13, 2012) (collateral estoppel; arbitration) Text

Scruggs Farm Nursery v. Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc., No. 4:09–cv–79, 2012 WL 1288756 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 13, 2012) (collateral estoppel; arbitration) Text

Skymont Farms v. Federal Crop Ins. Corp., No. 4:09–cv–65, 2012 WL 1193407 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 10, 2012) (insurable interest) Text

Three T Nursery v. Rural Community Ins. Agency, Inc., No. 4:11–cv–29, 2012 WL 1080405 (E.D. Tenn. Mar. 29, 2012) (sovereign immunity) Text

Skymont Farms v. North, 862 F. Supp.2d 755 (E.D. Tenn. 2012) (jurisdiction; preemption) Text

In re Horton, No. 10-53495, 2011 WL 832946 (Bankr. E.D.Ky. March 4, 2011) (attempted claim of exemption of commission earned by crop insurance sales by debtor in bankruptcy) Text

Cain Field Nursery v. Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, No. 4:09-cv-78, 2010 WL 3813463 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 22, 2010) (challenge of denial of insurance claims following hailstorm; disputed coverage) Text

Stewart v. Fed. Crop. Ins. Corp., No. 4:09-cv-101, 2010 WL 3341863 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 25, 2010) (improper denial of claims of loss following hailstorm) Text

Kuehnemund v. United States, Nos. 04-20025, 07-15174, 2008 WL 4539522 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 9, 2008) (relief from criminal conviction for federal crop insurance fraud) Text

United States v. Kuehnemund, 208 Fed. App’x 371 (6th Cir. 2006)

United States v. Bli, Civil No. 00-10484, 2006 WL 3333104 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 15, 2006)

Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance v. Laux, 422 F.Supp. 2d 898 (S.D. Ohio 2006) (court would not reevaluate arbitration findings) Text


RJMC Farms, LLC v. Vilsack, 121CV02702RLYKMB, 2023 WL 2544261 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 15, 2023) (granting defendant cross-motion for summary judgement and denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement)

Mibelloon Dairy, LLC v. Producers Agriculture Insurance Company, No. 1:21-cv-29, 2022 WL 708730 (W.D.Mich., 2022) (recommendation to deny motion to dismiss amended cross-complaint and compel arbitration) Text

In re Adcock, 618 B.R. 260 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2020) (farmer-debtors’ conversion of secured crop proceeds and government payments for purposes other than repayment of debt was mostly not “malicious”) Text

In re Blake, No. 16-60425, 2018 WL 1182178 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. Mar. 6, 2018) (court determines priority and extent of creditor’s lien in debtor’s payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage Program) Text

Covey v. Sinclair, No. 12-cv-1393, 2013 WL 12123324 (C.D. Ill. May 2, 2013) (National Appeals Division determined that there was no adverse decision, which is required by Agency regulations before a hearing, and its jurisdiction was therefore arbitrary and capricious)

In re Duckworth, Bankruptcy No. 10–83603, 2012 WL 986766 (Bank. C.D. Ill. Mar. 22, 2012) (FCIA preemption of UCC Article 9) Text

IGF Ins. Co. v. Cont’l Cas. Co., No. 1:01-cv-799-RLY-KPF, 2009 LEXIS 59421 (S.D. Ind. 2010) (court vacated orders and denied motions previously granted)

IGF Ins. Co. v. Cont’l Cas. Co., NO. 1:01-cv-799-RLY-KPF, 2009 WL 3415139 (S.D. Ind. 2009) (valuation of reassurance agreements) Text

Buchholz v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Co., No. 05C0115C, 2005 WL 1711153 (W.D. Wis. July 20, 2005) (exhaustion of remedies) Text

Buchholz v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Co., No. 05C0115C, 2005 WL 1711153 (W.D. Wis. July 20, 2005) (standing) Text


Elbert v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., CV 18-1574 (JRT/TNL), 2023 WL 4704450 (D. Minn. July 24, 2023) (awarding plaintiffs attorneys’ fees and costs under the EAJA because plaintiffs were the prevailing party)

Elbert v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., CV 18-1574 (JRT/TNL), 2022 WL 2670069 (D. Minn. July 11, 2022) (denying as moot the plaintiff’s motion for class certification and vacating the existing FCIC action to remand for further action in accordance with default remedry for APA violations)

Schwarting v. Rain and Hail, LLC, 4:22-CV-3016, 2023 WL 3198335 (D. Neb. May 2, 2023) (denying and granting in part the defendant’s motion for summary judgement)

Elbert v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. CV 18-1574 (JRT/TNL), 2021 WL 2661374 (D. Minn. June 29, 2021) (RMA did not have authority to convert farmer’s revenue crop insurance coverage to yield protection) Text

Gubbels v. Perdue, No. 4:20-CV-3060, 2020 WL 6873362 (D.Neb. 2020) (Risk Management Agency comported with due process requirements when suspending agent from participating in the FCIP) Text

Occidental Fire & Casualty Company of North Carolina v. Bush, No. 2:19 CV 67 CDP, 2020 WL 2733811 (E.D. MO May 26, 2020) (Insured defendant owed in overpaid indemnities and overpaid premium, but judicial proceedings cannot resolve disputes pending mandatory arbitration) Text

Elbert v. USDA, No. 19-1574 (JRT/TNL) (D. Minn. August 21, 2020) (A policy flaw does not mean that the Insurer acted arbitrarily or capriciously) Text

Balvin v. Rain & Hail, LLC, 943 F.3d 1134 (8th Cir. 2019), cert. denied, 141 S. Ct. 355, 208 L. Ed. 2d 85 (2020) (arbitrator did not exceed his authority by denying insured farmer’s claim for losses on his corn crop, under multiple peril crop insurance policy) Text

Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Russell 914 F.3d 1147 (8th Cir. 2019) (Failure to break down damages by county where not deemed to have effected damage calculations) Text

Bottoms Farm P’ship v. Perdue, 895 F.3d 1070 (8th Cir. 2019) (Failure to adhere to special provisions) Text

Bottoms Farm P’ship v. USDA No. 4:15-CV-1073-SPM 2017 WL 1105124 ( E.D. Mo. March 24, 2017) (FCIC terms and conditions were appropriate) Text

Clanton v. U.S. ex rel. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Risk Mgmt. Agency, No. 1:13-CV-01063, 2015 WL 461648 (W.D. Ark. Feb. 4, 2015)(failure to meet a prerequisite to coverage; failure to exhaust administrative remedies) Text

Midland Farms, LLC. v.  U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 3:13-CV-03029-RAL, 2015 WL 4603261 (D. S.D. July 29,2015) (Agency decision was not arbitrary or capricious) Text

Midland Farms, LLC v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 35 F.Supp.3d 1056, No. CIV 13-3029-RAL, 2014 WL 3672134 (D.S.D. July 23, 2014) (jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction, APA) Text

Pelzer v. ArmTech Ins. Servs., 928 F.Supp.2d 1071 (E.D. Ark. 2013) (preemption; insurability) Text

Bartlett v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 716 F.3d 464 (8th Cir. 2013) (SURE suit dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies) Text

Producers Livestock Credit Corp. v Moody, No. 8:12CV371, 2013 WL 310354 (D. Neb.  Jan. 25, 2013) (procedural issues) Text

Dawson Farms v. Risk Management Agency, No. 3:09-CV-67, 2011 WL 3862195 (D. N.D. Aug. 31, 2011) (judicial review of final NAD determination)

In re Schnuelle, 441 B.R. 616 (8th Cir. B.A.P. 2011) (farmer’s debt is nondischargeable due to misstatements regarding crop insurance coverage) Text

United States v. Hawley, 619 F.3d 886 (8th Cir. 2010) (prosecution of insurance agent under False Claims Act for fraudulent scheme to obtain federally reinsured crop insurance payments) Text

Robertson Bros. Farms v. Farmers Mut. Hail Ins. Co., Nos. 5:08CV0332 JMM, 2010 WL 2471911 (E.D. Ark. June 15, 2010) (bad faith denial of crop insurance claim) Text

Warsaw Sugar Beet Ass’n v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 2:09-cv-04, 2010 WL 597103 (D.N.D. Feb. 18, 2010) (challenging denial crop insurance claim) Text

Svancara v. Rain & Hail, LLC, No. 8:09CV144, 2009 WL 2982906 (D. Neb. Sept. 11, 2009) (dismissing claim for judicial review of arbitrator’s award) Text

Svancara v. Rain & Hail, LLC, No. 8:09CV144, 2009 WL 1652220 (D. Neb. June 11, 2009) (judicial review of arbitration award) Text

Nelson v. Comm’r, 568 F.3d 662 (8th Cir. 2009) (could not defer recognition of crop insurance proceeds to following year) Text

In re Acceptance Ins. Cos., 567 F.3d 369 (8th Cir. 2009) (interpretation of reinsurance agreement) Text

In re Kraft, No. 05-31171, 2008 WL 5110530 (Bankr. D. N.D. Dec. 4, 2008) (overpayment by insurance company; failure to provide three-year production history) Text

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency, 534 F. 3d 811 (8th Cir. 2008) (Damage calculations were not arbitrary and capricious) Text

Am. Growers Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 532 F.3d 797 (8th Cir. July 15,2008) (insurer seeking indemnification) Text

United States v. Hawley, No. C 06-4087-MWB, 2008 WL 2600144 (N.D. Iowa June 27, 2008) (False Claims Act) Text

United States v. Hawley, No. C 06-4087-MWB, 2008 WL 912886 (N.D. Iowa, April 3, 2008) (False Claims Act)

Rain & Hail, L.L.C. v. Harness, No. 4:07-MC-510 CAS, 2008 WL 544982 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 25, 2008) (confirming arbitration award)

United States v. Wentworth, No. 4:06CR3172, 2007 WL 4608720 (D. Neb. Dec. 31, 2007) (criminal fraud and misrepresentation charges)

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency, Civil No. 06-1945 ADM/AJB, 2007 WL 1657395 (D.Minn. June 8, 2007) Text

Stedman v. Great Am. Ins. Co., No. 4:06-cv-101, 2007 WL 1040367 (D.N.D. Apr. 3, 2007)

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 440 F.3d 992 (8th Cir. 2006) Text

Buschkoetter v. Johanns, No. 8:05CV115, 2006 WL 1479165 (D.Neb. May 24, 2006)

Faimon v. Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc., No. 8:05CV382, 2006 WL 463856 (D.Neb. Feb. 24, 2006)

Rain & Hail Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 426 F.3d 976 (8th Cir. 2005) (reinsurance) Text

Kroeplin Farms Gen. P’ship v. Heartland Crop Ins., Inc., 430 F.3d 906 (8th Cir. 2005) (right to indemnity) Text

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp. & Risk Mgmt. Agency, 357 F.Supp. 2d 1140 (S.D. Iowa 2005) (exhaustion of remedies) Text

Alliance Ins. Co. v. Wilson, 384 F.3d 547 (8th Cir. 2004) (preemption of state law) Text

Nat’l Crop Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 351 F.3d 346 (8th Cir. 2003) (exhaustion of administrative remedies) Text

Alliance Ins. Co. v. Wilson, No. Civ. 02-2929(DWF/JSM), 2003 WL 21954795 (D. Minn. Aug. 12, 2003)

Alliance Ins. Co. v. Wilson, No. Civ.02-2929(DWF/JSM), 2003 WL 1906160 (D. Minn. Apr. 16, 2003) (preemption of state law)

Bullinger v. Trebas, 245 F.Supp. 2d 1060 (D.N.D. 2003) (preemption of state law) Text

Am. Growers Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 210 F.Supp. 2d 1088 (S.D. Iowa 2002) (claim against FCIC; jurisdiction) Text

Agre v. Rain & Hail L.L.C., 196 F.Supp. 2d 905 (D. Minn. 2002) (preemption of state law) Text

In re 2000 Sugar Beet Crop Ins. Litig. (Sugar Beet I), 228 F.Supp. 2d 999 (D. Minn. 2002) (exhaustion of administrative remedies) Text

In re 2000 Sugar Beet Crop Ins. Litig. (Sugar Beet II), 228 F.Supp. 2d 992 (D. Minn. 2002) Text

Kuster v. Veneman, 226 F.Supp. 2d 1190 (D.N.D. 2002) (protected property interest) Text


Singh v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 1:17-cv-01373-SAB, 2018 WL 6831130 (E.D. Cal. December 28, 2018) (Risk Management Agency’s Good Farming Practice determination stood judicial review and insured was denied claim for improper irrigation) Text

Van. Curen v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 651 Fed. Appx. 611 (9th Cir. 2016) (arbitration required by the policy and the federal administrative agency were two separate processes) Text

Poco, LLC v. Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc. 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 194089 (FCIA’s motion for summary judgement granted)

Noceti v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Risk Mgmt. Agency, No. 214CV01177KJMGGH, 2016 WL 304621 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 26, 2016) (judicial review under APA of final decision regarding crop insurance safflower) Text

Farm Mgmt. Co., LLC v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Agency, Inc., No. 14-CV-5024-EFS, 2015 WL 1809789 (E.D. Wash. Apr. 21, 2015) (contest of arbitration award, motion to strike)

Van Curen v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. C 13-04601 CRB, 2014 WL 1616406 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 21, 2014) (statute of limitations, bankruptcy) Text

Crane Brothers, LLC v. Farm Bureau Ins. Co. of Idaho, No. 1:13–CV–00372–BLW, 2013 WL 6566487 (D. Idaho Dec. 12, 2013) (motion to remand to state court) Text

U.S. v. Torlai, 728 F.3d 932 (9th Cir. 2013) (crop insurance fraud) Text

Mora v. USDA, No. C09-03809 HRL, 2010 WL 94263 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 6, 2010) (subject matter jurisdiction; failure to pay disaster relief)

Adams v. United States, No. CV-03-49-E-BLW, 2009 WL 4782102 (D. Idaho Dec. 8, 2009) (crop disaster programs are not a collateral source) Text

Olsen v. United States, Nos. CV-08-5012-FVS, CV-08-5013-FVS, 2009 WL 3188423 (E.D. Wash. Sept. 30, 2009) (FCIC’s authority to revise claim determinations) Text

Olsen v. United States ex rel. the Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 08-35228, 2009 WL 1638652 (9th Cir. June 10, 2009) (vacation of arbitration award; arbitrators lacked authority to bound the U.S.)

Winnemucca Farms, Inc. v. Eckersell, No. 3:05-CV-385-RAM, 2009 WL 1360378 (D. Nev. May 13, 2009) (negligent and intentional misrepresentation by crop insurance company) Text

Olsen v. United States ex rel. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. CV-06-5020-FVS, 2008 WL 681847 (E.D. Wash. March 10, 2008) (privity of contract and arbitration) Text

In re Hat, 363 B.R. 123 (Bankr. E.D. Cal. 2007) Text

Conrad v. Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. CV-05-5117-FVS, 2006 WL 1582376 (E.D. Wash. June 5, 2006)

Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Malavos, No. 1:04-CV-6016 OWW LJO, 2005 WL 1836916 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 3, 2005)

William J. Mouren Farming, Inc. v. Great Am. Ins. Co., No. CV F 05-0031 AWI LJO, 2005 WL 2064129 (E.D. Cal. Aug, 24, 2005)

Buchholz v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Co., 402 F.Supp. 2d 988 (W.D. Wis. 2005) (preemption) Text

Farmers Alliance Mut. Ins. Co. v. Poco, L.L.C., No. CV-05-5063-FVS, 2005 WL 2035516 (E.D. Wash. Aug. 23, 2005) (arbitration)

Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc. v. Poco, L.L.C., No. CV-05-5058-AAM, 2005 WL 1898476 (E.D. Wash. Aug. 5, 2005)

Flick v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 205 F.3d 386 (Ct. App. 9th Cir., 2000). (The Court held that a group of farmers could not recover for crop losses under a federal crop insurance policy, because their claims did not comply with the terms and conditions for coverage set forth in the Wheat Regulations) Text

Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc. v. Poco, L.L.C., No. CV-05-5058-AAM, 2005 WL 1898476 (E.D. Wash. Aug. 5, 2005)


In re Roberts, No. 18-11927-T12, 2020 WL 5531508 (Bankr. D.N.M. May 20, 2020) (court denied FSA’s motion to setoff debtor-farmer’s obligations with the debtor’s program payments) Text

KLC Farm v. Perdue, 426 F. Supp. 3d 837 (D. Kan. 2019) (FSA’s use of certain data to calculate crop year payments under assistance program was not arbitrary) Text

Ausmus v. Perdue, 289 F.Supp.3d 1227., (D. Colo. October 13, 2017) (RMA’s implementation of APH yield) Text

Hixson on behalf of Hixson Farms v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, No. 15-cv-02061, 2017 WL 2544637 (D.Colo. 2017) (judicial review of USDA’s decision reverses and remands request for equitable relief)

A&A Farms, LLC v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Servs., No. 15-1001-EFM-TJJ, 2015 WL 4478658 (D. Kan. July 22, 2015) (seeking to overturn arbitration award for overpayment of indemnity) Text

3B Farms/Fly Creek v. Risk Management Agency, CV 12-80-BLG-DWM, 2014 WL 12544883 (D. Mont. Sept. 25, 2014) (property could not have been classified “continuous cropping” and thus National Appeals Division Determination was arbitrary and capricious)

Jagers v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 12-1342, 2014 WL 114508 (10th Cir. Jan. 14, 2014) (good farming practices) Text

Hobbiebrunken v. Vilsack, Nos. 11–1385–MLB, 11–1386–MLB, 11–1387–MLB2013, 2013 WL 101611 (D. Kan. Jan. 8, 2013) (good farming practices) Text

Jagers v. Federal Crop Ins. Corp., No. 10–cv–00956–RPM 2012 WL 4336172 (D. Colo. Sept. 21, 2012) (attorney fees under EAJA) Text

Hanson Colorado Farms Partnership v. Vilsack, No. 11–cv–00675–RPM, 2012 WL 4336174 (D. Colo. Sept. 21, 2012) (bona fide insurable interest) Text

Hanson Colo. Farms P’ship v. Vilsack, No. 11–cv–00675–RPM, 2012 WL 2675265 (D. Colo. July 6, 2012) (bona fide insurable interest) Text

Jagers v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., No. 10–cv–00956–RPM, 2012 WL 2675262 (D. Colo. July 6, 2012) (good farming practices) Text

Zimmerman Ag and Cattle Co., LLC v. Agro Nat., LLC, No.  CV 11-29-BLG-RFC, 2011 WL 5357421 (D. Mont. Nov. 7, 2011) (whether arbitrator exceeded powers)

Lackey v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 07-842 JH/RLP, 2008 WL 11358868 (D.N.M., 2008) (recommendation to affirm USDA interpretation of its own regulation)

Sw. Nurseries, L.L.C. v. Florists Mut. Ins., Inc., 266 F.Supp. 2d 1253 (D. Colo. 2003) Text

State of Kansas, ex rel. Todd v. U.S., 995 F.2d 1505 (10th Cir. June 22, 1993) (Federal Crop Insurance Act preempts state regulations of FCIC reinsurance contracts) Text


Rolling Meadow Ranch Groves, LLC v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 21-14058-CIV, 2023 WL 5300431 (S.D. Fla. July 16, 2023) (finding that the 2017 WHIP regulations are not genuinely ambiguous, Auer deference not afforded to the FSA interpretation, and FSA’s decision to not apply the best available was contrary to law)

Jaxma Greenhouses, Inc. v. Vilsack, 3:21-CV-444-MMH-LLL, 2022 WL 4229336 (M.D. Fla. July 11, 2022), report and recommendation adopted, 3:21-CV-444-MMH-LLL, 2022 WL 3054011 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 3, 2022) (upholding the USDA’s NAD final determination because it was not arbitrary, capricious, or against the weight of the evidence)

Lane v. U.S. 338 F.Supp.3d 1324 (S.D.Ga 2018) (judicial review of USDA determination that plaintiff did not suffer drought loss to tobacco crop but plaintiff willfully and intentionally failed to report carryover tobacco) Text

JPM-RDP Farms, LLC v. United States Dep’t of Agriculture-Risk Mgmt. Agency, No. 2:17-cv-85-FtM-99CM,  2018 WL 1167325 (M.D. Fla. March 6, 2018) (An administrative decision denying crop insurance claims was not arbitrary or capricious)  Text

Spring Creek Farming Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 653 Fed. Appx. 728 (11th Cir. 2016) (RMA did not arbitrarily or capriciously consider rainfall data when farmer did not record data)

Davis v. Producers Agr. Ins. Co., 762 F.3d 1276 (11th Cir. 2014) cert. denied, No. 14-811, 2015 WL 171445 (U.S. Mar. 23, 2015) (Timeliness of claim, arbitration award upheld) Text

In re First Foliage, L.C., No. 10-27532-BKC-LMI, 2014 WL 2616618,(Bankr. S.D. Fla. June 11, 2014) (recoupment, estoppel, unclean hands or the economic loss rule as affirmative defenses, substantial beneficial interest) Text

Campbell’s Foliage, Inc. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 562 F. App’x 828 (11th Cir.) cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 145, 190 L. Ed. 2d 47 (2014) (Denied vacating arbitration award) Text

Davis v. Producers Agricultural Insurance CompanyNo. 5:12-CV-92 (MTT), 2013 WL 103195 (M.D. Ga. Jan. 8, 2013) (arbitration award vacated) Text

Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Trach Duc Doan, no. 5:11-cv-342-Oc-34PRL, 2012 WL 13098715 (M.D. Fla. September 25, 2012) (Arbitration award for freeze damage upheld)

Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Moye, No. 8:10-CV-00330-EAK-TGW, 2010 WL 3129548 (M.D. Fla. July 29, 2010) (insurer had duty to indemnify for loss of tomato crop) Text

Ficus Farms, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Risk Mgmt Agency, No. 08-15527, 2009 WL 1376243 (11th Cir. May 19, 2009) (affirming partial denial of crop insurance benefits)  Text

Ficus Farm, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Risk Mgmt. Agency, No. 07-80263-CIV, 2008 WL 4057741 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 27, 2008) aff’d, No. 08-15527, 2009 WL 1376243 (11th Cir. May 19, 2009)(denial of crop insurance claim)  Text

Nobles v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Serv., Civil Action No. 1:00cv375-MHT, 2007 WL 1599091 (M.D. Ala. June 1, 2007)   Text

Nobles v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Serv., 303 F.Supp. 2d 1292 (M.D. Ala. 2004) (preemption of state law)  Text


Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 517 F.Supp.2d 391 (D.D.C. 2007) (review of FCIC’s regulations)  Text


Hearts Bluff Game Ranch Inc. v. United States, 669 F. 3d 1326 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (The selling of American Growers crop insurance policies was not a legally cognizable property interest) Text

Acceptance Ins. Cos. v. United States, 583 F.3d 849 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (RMA declined approval of sale of crop insurance portfolio)  Text

Acceptance Ins. Cos., Inc. v. United States, 84 Fed. Cl. 111 (Fed. Cl. 2008) (no property interest in denial by RMS of proposed policy sale)

Acceptance Ins. Co. v. United States, 503 F.3d 1328 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (regulatory taking by FCIC)  Text

Acceptance Ins. Co. v. United States, 72 Fed. Cl. 299 (Fed. Cl. 2006) Text

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. United States, 138 Fed. App’x 308 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (jurisdiction)

Tex. Peanut Farmers v. United States, 409 F.3d 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2005)  Text

Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. United States, 60 Fed. Cl. 175 (Fed. Cl. 2004)

Tex. Peanut Farmers v. United States, 59 Fed. Cl. 70 (Fed. Cl. 2003) (jurisdiction)

Rain & Hail Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Honor, 32 Fed. App’x 544 (Fed. Cir. 2002)


Nelson v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, 130 T.C. No. 5, 2008 WL 540331 (U.S. Tax Ct. 2008) (deferment of crop insurance proceeds) Text


In re Peanut Crop Ins. Litig., 342 F.Supp. 2d 1353 (Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2004) (consolidation of cases) Text


Hanzlick v. Vilsack, 2 CA-CV 2022-0102, 2023 WL 234328 (Ariz. App. 2d Div. Jan. 18, 2023) (finding that the AZ state court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because of the federally created FCIC governing crop insurance claims) Text


Barr v. FPI Arkansas LLC, 2020 Ark. App. 209, 598 S.W.3d 870 (2020) (court declared creditor had security interest in farmer’s government payments and crop insurance and entered preliminary injunction barring farmer from disposing of any payments received) Text

Farm Credit MidSouth v. Bollinger, 548 S.W.3d 164 (Ark. Ct. App., 2018) (Crop insurances lender interference with buyers business expenses did not result in a breach of contract.) Text

SMS Planting Co. v. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. of Arkansas, Inc., 463 S.W.3d 714 (Ark. Ct. App. 2015) (whether duty to advise on insurance needs) Text

IGF Ins. Co. v. Hat Creek P’ship, 76 S.W.3d 859 (Ark. 2002) (preemption of state law) Text


Sunset Ranches, Inc. v. NAU Country Ins. Co., No. F078916, 2021 WL 3614417 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 16, 2021) (insured’s negligence and unfair insurance practices claims are preempted by federal law because insured did not obtain a determination from the FCIC) Text

Mt. Oso Fruit Co. v. Am. Agrisurance, Inc., No. C045656, 2004 WL 1932614 (Cal. App. Aug. 31, 2004)

Freitas v. Hamlin, No. F039701, 2003 WL 116172 (Cal. App. Jan. 14, 2003)


Bush v. AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA, 346 Ga. App. 620, 816 S.E.2d 728 (2018) (farmer filed suit against insurer for negligence, misrepresentation, and fraud in connection with purchase of a crop insurance policy) Text

Bullington v. Blakely Crop Hail, Inc., 668 S.E.2d 732 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008) (denial of benefits; statute of limitations) Text

Rain & Hail Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Vickery, 618 S.E.2d 111 (Ga. App. 2005) (adequacy of notice of denial) Text

Rain & Hail Ins. Serv., Inc. v. Vickery, 618 S.E.2d 111 (Ga. App. 2005) (Merrill doctrine) Text


Sibley State Bank v. Braaksma, 922 N.W.2d 105 (Iowa Ct. App. 2018) (pledging expected crop insurance payment does not constitute performance to halt foreclosure action) Text

United States v. Hawley, 812 F.Supp.2d 949 (Iowa 2011) (government alleges that Hawley engaged in improper conduct that allowed ineligible farmers to obtain and make claims against multi-peril crop insurance) Text

Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc. v. Rogers, 09-0835, 2010 WL 2602171 (Iowa Ct. App. June 30, 2010) (crop damage due to weed infestation) Text

Holliday v. Rain & Hail L.L.C., 690 N.W.2d 59 (Iowa 2004) (action against insurance company) Text

Heaberlin Farms, Inc. v. IGF Ins. Co., 641 N.W.2d 816 (Iowa 2002) (arbitration) Text


Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Wahl, 404 P.3d 697 (Kan. Ct. App. 2017) (court found insurer cannot withhold farmer’s crop insurance policy payments and must reinstate farmer’s eligibility for crop insurance) Text


Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance, Inc. v. Gray, No. 2009-CA-000969, 2010 WL 5018284 (Ky. Ct. App. Dec. 10, 2010) (limitations term in insurance contract) Text

Dailey v. Am. Growers Ins., 103 S.W.3d 60 (Ky. 2003) (preemption of state law) Text

Dailey v. Am. Growers Ins., 103 S.W.3d 60 (Ky. 2003) (Merrill doctrine) Text


Rain & Hail v. Davis, 165 So.3d 1204 (La. App. 2015) (on appeal insurer met burden of proof for liability towards unpaid crop insurance premiums) Text

Fireman’s Fund Ins. v. Bulliard Fram Inc, 915 So.2d 1014 (La. App., 2005) (evidence supported reformation of multiple peril crop insurance policies to provide crop revenue coverage) Text

Hobbs v. IGF Ins. Co., 834 So. 2d 1069 (La. App. 2002) (preemption of state law; arbitration) Text


ACE Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Comm’r of Revenue, 770 N.E.2d 980 (Mass. 2002) (preemption of state law) Text


AgCountry Farm Credit Servs., ACA v. Elbert, No. A17-1413, 2018 WL 2090617 (Minn. Ct. App. May 7, 2018) (insurer’s failure to include certain acreage in farmer’s crop insurance policy did not excuse insured from paying insurance premium) Text

Zych v. Haugen, No. A16-2082, 2017 WL 3222325 (Minn. Ct. App. July 31, 2017) (court did not err in concluding insured farmer’s negligence claim is preempted under the Federal Crop Insurance Act) Text


JBS Farms, Inc. v. Fireman’s Fund Agribusiness, Inc., 205 S.W.3d 910 (Mo. App. 2006) Text


Zimbelman v. Montana Ninth Jud. Dist. Ct., OP 22-0461, 2022 WL 3594538 (Mont. Aug. 23, 2022) (finding that a crop insurance dispute is reviewable on direct appeal from a final decree)


In re Est. of Stretesky, 29 Neb. App. 338, 955 N.W.2d 1 (2021) (landlord did not have a lien out of crop insurance proceeds in probate proceeding) Text

Kremer v. Rural Cmty. Ins. Co., 788 N.W.2d 538 (Neb. 2010) (order to compel arbitration in crop insurance claim affirmed) Text

North Carolina

O’Neal v. Burley, 870 S.E.2d 714 (Table), No. COA21-539, 2022 WL 1022564 (N.C.App. April 5, 2022) (dissolved partnership and distributed assets, including funds received through disaster financial assistance programs)


Stewart v. Armtech Ins. Serv., Inc., No. M201701299COAR3CV, 2018 WL 1410739 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 21, 2018) (arbitrator did not exceed authority when finding in favor of insurance company to recover insurance payment from farmer who was retroactively determined to be ineligible to participation in crop insurance program) Text

Plants, Inc. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., No. M2011–02274–COA–R3–CV, 2012 WL 3326295 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 13, 2012) (scope of arbitration; federal preemption) Text

Simms v. Ins. Co. of N. Am., No. E2005-00062-COA-R3-CV, 2005 WL 2604049 (Tenn. App. Oct. 14, 2005) (Merrill doctrine; waiver) Text



Jody James Farms, JV v. Altman Group, Inc., 547 SW 3d 624 (Tex 2018) (Arbitration could not be compelled on the basis of third-party beneficiary status because the policy did not express an intent to make the agency a direct beneficiary) Text

Hudson Ins. Co. v. BVB Partners, No. 13-15-00163-CV, 2015 WL 6758540 (Tex. App. Nov. 5, 2015), reh’g overruled (Dec. 1, 2015) (challenge to motion to compel arbitration award) Text

Hudson Ins. Co. v. Bruce Gamble Farms, No. 13-15-00098-CV, 2015 WL 6758654 (Tex. App. Nov. 5, 2015) (challenges the trial court’s order denying its motions to compel arbitration of the lawsuit) Text

Collins v. Tex. Nat. Resources Conservation Commission, 94 S.W.3d 876 (Tex. App. – Austin, 2002). (Court determined the correct reading of the statute did not include the farmer as being an ‘affected person’) Text


Wiedert v. Hanson, 309 P.3d 435 (Wash. 2013) (equity of compelled arbitration) Text

Monson Fruit Co. v. Marsh Advantage Am., 2004 Wash. App. LEXIS 371 (ambiguous insurance policies are to be read in favor of the policyholder when coverage involves the loss of crops).