Answers to the most commonly asked questions about Farm Shield Insurance are here. If you have questions not covered in our FAQs, please contact us.
To apply for Insurance you would need the name of the entity you are farming under (individual, LLC, Partnership, etc) and social security number or EIN. We would also need your address, contact information, counties that you farm in and the crops you grow in that county. If you are married and farming under your own name then we would need your spouse’s name and social security number as well. If you are a partnership, LLC, corporation, etc then we would need name and social security numbers for all of the members or partners of that entity.
Farm Shield Insurance writes crop insurance through the federal programs. This means that you are able to guarantee a portion of your farm’s income based on the level of coverage that you select for your crops. The crop prices are established prior to the application date and then re-established as harvest approaches. You are guaranteed the higher of those two prices for your crop and policy.
Anyone that farms and has an eligible crop or farming practice is able to purchase insurance. This could be row crops, orchards, cattle farms, pasture land for grazing or haying, or hog operations just to name a few. If you aren’t sure if you qualify then feel free to give us a call to discuss!
Farm Shield writes crop insurance for row crop operations, Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) to hedge against falling market prices for feeder cattle, fed cattle, or swine, and Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) to insure against low rainfall for grazing or haying operations.
The best way to see if you qualify is to give us a call and we can review your farming operation to see if you qualify!