Agriculture Drives South Dakota’s Economy

  • South Dakota crops contribute $9.7 billion to the state’s economy.
  • Top crops grown include corn, soybeans, hay, and wheat.

Crop Insurance Is Vital to South Dakota’s Agricultural Sector

“We purchase crop insurance for our family farm every year and have never filed a major claim. But that’s hardly the point. Like our fellow farmers, we purchase crop insurance for the same reasons we purchase home insurance or car insurance — with the hope we’ll never need it. But we’ll keep purchasing it every year because some day we might.”  — Scott VanderWal, third-generation family farmer, Volga, South Dakota

  • In 2018, crop insurance protected 18.3 million acres providing $4.8 billion in liability protection.
  • Farmers paid $176.3 million for this insurance coverage.
  • Crop insurers paid $270.2 million to cover crop losses in 2018.

The private Crop-Hail insurance product provided an additional $938 million in liability to protect South Dakota crops in 2018.

Download the South Dakota State Fact Sheet

Companies Writing Crop Insurance in South Dakota Include:

AFBIS, Inc.
www.FarmBureauSellsCropInsurance.com
701-476-6900

ARMtech Insurance Services
www.armt.com
800-335-0120

CGB Diversified Services
www.diversifiedcropinsuranceservices.com
866-669-3429

Crop Risk Services
www.cropriskservices.com
800-500-2836

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa
www.fmh.com
800-247-5248

Great American Insurance Company
www.GreatAmericanCrop.com
800-587-1553

Hudson Insurance Group
www.hudsoncrop.com
866-450-1445

NAU Country Insurance Company
www.naucountry.com
763-427-3770

Precision Risk Management
www.precisionriskmanagement.com
605-271-7996

ProAg
www.proag.com
800-366-2767

Rain and Hail L.L.C.
www.rainhail.com
800-776-4045

Rural Community Insurance Services
www.rcis.com
800-451-3836