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February 27, 2024
The Wyatt Agency

Understanding Farm Insurance

As a farmer, your business provides essential services and goods to families and partners across the country. However, even the most experienced farmers may be caught off guard by various accidents and incidents, and lacking adequate loss control measures could lead to significant out-of-pocket losses. Fortunately, comprehensive farmers insurance can provide ample financial security.

What Is the Meaning of Farm Insurance? grass field

Farm insurance often refers to a collection of separate insurance policies. Even while some insurance brokers may offer prearranged packages that cover many relevant risks and perils for most industry members, your business’s operations and exact coverage needs are unique. With this in mind, acquiring and maintaining an adequate insurance portfolio may require you to conduct an individual audit of your circumstances and work with a qualified insurance agency, such as The Wyatt Agency, to ensure appropriate coverage.

What Does Farm Insurance Cover?

A suitable farm insurance portfolio may help your business absorb and recover from the financial ramifications of many accidents, errors and other incidents that could occur during the normal operations of these agricultural businesses. Although exact capabilities and needs may vary, the following types of coverage may be advisable investments:

  • Farm property coverage may financially protect your property’s structures, equipment, tools and inventory.
  • Farm dwelling coverage may help pay for losses involving your farmhouse, such as damage to its roof or damaged belongings.
  • General liability insurance can provide financial aid if a guest, passerby or other third party is injured or accrues property damage as a result of your operations.
  • Workers’ compensation insurance may help pay for medical expenses and other losses from employees’ on-the-job injuries or illnesses.
  • Business interruption insurance can help your farm recoup losses if a covered incident disrupts routine operations.
  • Livestock insurance can render financial assistance for losses involving your farm’s animals, including those arising from accidents, floods, diseases and fires.
  • Crop insurance may assist you if your crops are damaged or destroyed, or for losses arising from low yields or market fluctuations.
  • Commercial auto insurance can financially protect you from incidents involving your farm’s vehicles, including trucks, tractors and trailers.

How Does Farm Insurance Work?

Each component of your insurance portfolio establishes a contractual agreement between you and your insurance provider. By keeping up with your premiums and maintaining your coverage, you can file a claim against your policy following covered incidents. If approved, your insurance company can provide a payout to limit your out-of-pocket losses.

Get the Right Coverage

With a history of service dating back to 1966, the dedicated staff at The Wyatt Agency is well-equipped to help you secure ideal farm insurance. Our team works with many major insurance carriers and will meticulously explore available policies to ensure you have optimal coverage at fair rates. Contact us today to get a personalized farm insurance quote.


This blog is intended for informational and educational use only. It is not exhaustive and should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact your insurance professional for further information. 

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