Member Alert: More Info on Crop Insurance Claims Following Derecho

Lindsay Mitchell

Aug 14, 2020  |  Today's News

MEMBER ALERT: More Information on Crop Insurance Claims Following Derecho


Farmers in Illinois with crop insurance claims following this week’s derecho need to contact their approved insurance provider (AIP) to file a notice of loss (NOL) as soon as possible if they believe they have sustained any damage to the 2020 crop.


The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) estimates roughly 14.4 million acres affected with 57,463 policy holders in affected counties in Illinois. If you are farming any of those affected acres, you may not completely understand the extent of the loss until harvest, but you must file your NOL soon to be considered for a yield loss claim in the future.

Of course, there are many nuisances to the claim procedures and the damages on your farm that can be considered for a crop insurance claim. Reference this list of key information to learn more.


If you sustained any damage from Monday’s storm, the most important action today is to contact your AIP and file a NOL.


RMA offices and staff are working with the industry as the situation progresses.


Should you possess a private policy in Illinois that covers wind damage and greensnap, you may wish to reach out to the state insurance commissioner for more information on those products.