Margin Protection provides coverage against an unexpected decrease in operating margin (revenue less input costs). Margin Protection is area-based, using county-level estimates of average revenue and input costs to establish the amount of coverage and indemnity payments. Because Margin Protection is area-based (average for a county), it may not reflect your individual experience.
Margin Protection takes into considerations changes in crop prices, reductions of yields and changes in the prices of inputs used to grow the crop.
Margin Protection is available in select counties for corn, rice, soybeans, and wheat in the states listed below:
- Rice – Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas
- Corn and Soybeans – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin
- Wheat – Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota