The Annual Forage insurance program is a rainfall index area-based plan that provides coverage to acreage planted each year and used as feed and fodder by livestock. The Annual Forage insurance program includes all counties in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

The following revisions are applicable for the 2024 and succeeding crops for the Annual Forage plan of insurance as outlined in Product Management Bulletin: PM-23-021 published on April 28, 2023 and a News Release published on May 1, 2023.

  • Producers are allowed to insure the acres they choose. There is no longer a requirement for all eligible acres to be insured
  • Modified the program design from four growing seasons to 12 growing seasons
  • Revised the Acreage Reporting Date to the fifth day of the month after the month of planting creating 12 acreage reporting dates
  • Added planting dates to designate the planting month and corresponding acreage reporting date
  • Expanded the “50% rule” to all counties in Kansas and Nebraska to allow a producer to have coverage in one of the last growing seasons and also be able to have coverage in one of the first growing seasons of the next crop year
  • Revised the Dual Use Option availability for new growing seasons
  • Updated the Rainfall Index Basic Provisions to incorporate existing guidance on the record requirements in double cropping situations when on of the crops follow a different plan of insurance