There are many liabilities and risks that can prove to be devastating to a small farm. While managing and mitigating these threats is possible with the use of farm insurance, a farmer will need to ensure that they are opting for the most comprehensive coverage that they can afford.
A modern farm will likely have an assortment of pieces of highly specialized equipment. Additionally, many modern farms will utilize computer control systems to allow for more accurately monitoring of crop conditions. In the event of a fire, a strong storm, or other devastating event, this equipment could be lost or completely destroyed. By including these items in your insurance policy, you can avoid the need to have to personally pay to replace them if they are lost due to a covered reason.
Loss of the current crop that you are growing can be a financial devastation that could force your farm to close. Sadly, it can be possible for this to befall a farmer due to reasons that may be entirely out of their personal control. For example, a flood could wash away the crop, wildfires can destroy the plants, and pests can eat most of it before harvest. Crop insurance coverage can protect you from much of the financial impacts that this type of loss could have. When filing a claim for your crop insurance coverage, you will be able to receive a payout that is calculated based on the current market rate for the plants you were growing as well as the size of the farm.
The condition of the farm's terrain will be a factor that can impact the type of plants that you may grow as well as the yield that can be expected. There are many types of property damage that can occur that may be able to impact your ability to grow crops in the future if the damages are not repaired. Property coverage can be an option for farms as this coverage will allow for the farmer to file a claim to assist with restoring a property to its current condition after severe erosion or other damages impact the property.
Your farm may have a number of workers on its payroll. Without this labor, doing all of the tasks that a farm much do on a daily basis will be extremely difficult. However, a farm can also be a workplace that has a reasonably high risk of having one or more workers being injured. Carrying workers' compensation coverage can help to shield your farm from the direct costs of paying for treatments following workplace accidents.Share