Federal crop insurance has long been an important risk management tool for agricultural producers.  In light of recent farm bill policy emphasis on a more robust focus on crop insurance as the cornerstone of farm policy, the National Agricultural Law Center is enhancing its provision of federal crop insurance research and information activities.  Recently, the Center published the first in a series of articles, Filing a Crop Insurance Claim: An Overview for Producers.

This short article is designed to provide a brief, producer-friendly overview of key elements of the crop insurance claims process.  The article is written by Grant Ballard, National Agricultural Law Center Research Consultant and private practitioner with the Banks Law Firm, PLLC.

In addition to the publication of the article series, the Center will also be providing free-of-charge webinars on various aspects of crop insurance and other related farm bill issues.  Please visit the Center’s Outreach page for updates on when the webinars and other Center outreach activities will occur.

For more information on federal crop insurance, visit the Center’s Disaster Assistance/Crop Insurance Reading Room as well as the Center’s extensive database of Congressional Research Service Reports.