MDA reminds producers to apply for state hail insurance

Applications available online


April 15, 2020

Press release

HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding producers to apply for coverage through the State Hail Insurance Program.

Montana producers can access and fill out applications for state hail insurance online by visiting the program’s website at .

Crop insurance against hail damage is available at the maximum coverage rate of $75 per acre for dryland and $114 per acre for irrigated land. Rates charged are a percentage of the insured amount and vary by county. A detailed list of rates by county and crop can be found online at .

Producers who previously purchased state hail insurance should have received an application and more details in the mail. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed or faxed to the department. Producers may also reference forms if they prefer to contact MDA by phone.

Contact information is:

Montana State Hail Insurance Program

P.O. Box 200201

Helena, MT 59620-0201

Phone: 406-444-5429 

Email: [email protected]

Toll Free: 1-844-515-1571

Fax: 1-406-444-9442

The Montana State Hail Insurance program was created at the request of producers in 1917, to provide basic hail insurance coverage on any crop grown in Montana. The program is directed by a five-member board consisting of the department director, state insurance commissioner and three producers. 

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit .


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