Factors that can increase the cost of farm insurance
Residence, farm structures, liability, and previous claims can increase the cost of your farm insurance.
The structures, machinery and outbuildings that exist on your farm’s property can also increase your policy cost. Every shed, barn, and greenhouse tacks on extra charges, as there is simply more to cover with your policy.
There are also liability coverages. Liability on a farm policy can protect you from those things that no one expects to happen. Property damage and bodily injury are things that can happen when you least expect it to happen. Liability premiums are determined by how many acres of land you own. Liability can protect you in the event of things such as crop spray drift onto your neighbors fields or burning crop stubble in your field and the fire gets away and burns down your neighbors yard, digging a rock out of your field and hitting a buried power line to name a few.
Any previous claims and the size and type of claims also play a factor in increased farm insurance rates. These are determined by the companies on a case by case basis when more than one claim occurs within a 5 year span.
Some farms also need extra coverages for special circumstances, including:
Every insurance company is a bit different but, in most cases, you will need to consider the added cost of insuring the circumstances above.