Pulse: 15% of Farmers are Opting Out of Crop Coverage

Farm Journal Pulse ( Farm Journal )

With spring planting already underway in the South, and Midwest farmers itching to roll their planters, Farm Journal Pulse wanted to see what level of insurance did farmers sign-up for to cover this year’s corn crop.

Nearly 900 farmers responded to the question: What level of insurance for your corn crop did you buy in 2018? 85% of those who responded to the unscientific survey say they will have some level of crop insurance. 15% said they opted out of coverage.  The highest percentage of respondents, 28%, is selecting 80% of crop protection.




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