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MDA Reminds Producers Hail Insurance Is Available

In light of recent storms throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding producers that applications for State Hail Insurance Policy are available through MDA’s State Hail Insurance Program.

Producers can insure crops against hail damage at the maximum coverage rate of $75 per acre for dryland and $114 per acre for irrigated land. Rates charged are a percentage of the insured amount and vary by county. A detailed list of rates by county and crop can be found online by visiting the MDA website. State policies are available for purchase until Aug. 15, 2023.

Producers who previously purchased state hail insurance will receive applications in the mail. Application forms are also available online or by calling the MDA office. Staff are available to process policies, file claims, and help answer any questions producers may have regarding coverage options. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed, faxed, or used as a reference when contacting the office by phone.

Contact Information: Montana State Hail Insurance Program, P.O. Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620, Phone: (406) 444-5429, Email:, Toll Free: 1 (844) 5151571, Fax: (406) 444-9442 Loss claims are due to the office by Oct. 1, and must be submitted within two weeks of the hail damage occurrence. Forms are available online or by request.

The Montana Department of Agriculture is serving Montana Agriculture and growing prosperity under the Big Sky. For more information on department programs and services, visit agr.

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