Despite steep losses incurred in 2012, sharp increases in crop insurance protection in force and strong premium gains in 2011 have driven the performance of the Agricultural Insurance industry in the past five years. Moreover, regulatory changes are anticipated to dictate the industry's performance over the five years to 2019. The 2014 Farm Bill continues to solidify crop insurance as the most important means for farmers to hedge production and price risk. Ultimately, industry revenue is forecast to rise, with consistent increases in the agricultural price index driving up revenue from 2016 onward.
Agricultural insurance, also known as crop insurance is purchased by agricultural producers, including farmers, ranchers and others. It protects against either the loss of their crops due to natural disasters, such as hail, drought and floods, or the loss of revenue due to declines in the prices of agriculture commodities.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.