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Using Crop Insurance to Manage Risk

Crop insurance covers losses from disasters such as drought, hail, frost, hurricanes, excessive moisture, fire, insects and plant disease and wildlife damage. A new generation of crop insurance provides whole farm revenue protection as well. The sites listed below provide information on the features and benefits of crop insurance.

Crop Insurance Fact Sheets


Information on Connecticut crop insurance

Crop Insurance Agent Locator

Fact Sheets (Translated to Spanish)


These sites provide general information on crop insurance. Each site opens the door to an array of related topics.


The Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance website has been developed as part of a Targeted States Crop Insurance Education/Information Partnership conducted by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in collaboration with the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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