A recent look at the state of Illinois shows farmers are increasingly leveraging revenue protection (RP) crop insurance policies at higher coverage levels. Most farmers appeared to choose coverage levels at premiums between $15 and $23/acre, with the largest percentage surveyed — 44% — selecting 85% coverage, the highest level, while 16% selected the lowest RP level, 75%. Higher coverage levels net lower relative premiums paid, and the data show the state’s farmers have elected an average of 81% RP coverage since 2013. Farmers in the northern part of the state are more likely to select higher coverage levels than those in Southern Illinois, the data show. The study gives good reason to expect similar RP policy selections will be made for the 2021 crop year. See more from the study.