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Insurance for Beekeepers


On October 7, 2020, MIFFS Veterans in Agriculture Network Coordinator, Nick Kaminski and GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Philip Preston discussed what crop insurance options exist for beekeepers and the benefits of insuring apiaries. Philip is a beekeeper and an Insurance Specialist for Greenstone Farm Credit Services in west Michigan.


Philip discussed eligibility requirements for beekeepers to access crop insurance policies including: Apiculture RI (API), Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm Raised Fish (ELAP), and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2).


A recording of the webinar can be viewed here. Check out the resources below to learn more!


Other resources are available below:


Greenstone Farm Credit Services Crop Insurance Guide

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Apiculture Website

USDA RMA Apiculture Insurance Fact Sheet

USDA  Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)

USDA Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP)

USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection Fact Sheet

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