Farms and Ranches
Farms and Ranches
A family operated farm or ranch typically has a variety of real and personal property such as farm equipment, livestock and buildings. Losses can come from perils that affect any other kind of business, such as fire or windstorm, but also from unique risks, such as the death of livestock or destruction of crops by hail.
For most farms or ranches the most cost effective and efficient way to obtain property and liability coverage is with a package policy that combines a variety of coverages in a single contract, similar to a Businessowners Policy (BOP) but tailored to a farm or a ranch. Though marketed under a variety of names, these policies will typically have provisions similar to the property insurance and liability insurance sections of the BOP, with the option to add various other coverages that you may need.
The advantage of this product is that it gives a broader range of coverage at a lower cost than is available by buying various separate policies for different risks.
The property section of a farm package policy typically provides coverage for dwellings on the farm premises, including mobile homes, household personal property, both scheduled (listed) and unscheduled (unlisted) farm personal property and other farm structures. Mobile agricultural machinery and equipment is covered. Also covered is loss of use of any of this property when due to a covered cause of loss.
There are many other types of property insurance coverage that will be appropriate for some farming or ranching operations such as these:
- Transportation Floater: This provides coverage for an insured’s property while in transit, either while being delivered to the insured or en route from the insured to the customer.
- Livestock Coverage: This provides coverage for loss due to death or necessary destruction of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules and donkeys as a result of any of the basic causes of loss.
- Crop Insurance: This covers growing crops from loss or damage due to various perils, including hail and windstorm, damage by wildlife, adverse weather conditions, insect infestation and other perils. The federal government and private insurers provide various types of coverage for crops.
Up to the policy limit, the liability section protects the farmer, rancher or similar agricultural establishment owner from claims alleging bodily injury or property damage caused by an incident involving the premises or operations of the insured. You have the option of adding[…]
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