Crop Insurance Change on the Radar

Multi-peril crop insurance has the potential to enable practice change that can increase yields as well as recoup expenditure on failed crops

A desire to insure against seasonal failure encouraged Narrabri, NSW, grower Ian Gourley to this year take out his first multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) policy. Written before a sobering seasonal forecast for a new 4000-hectare block, the Latevo policy cost $20 to $25 per hectare. A second one, written at similar levels, followed for the Gourleys’ 4000ha home block.

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Publication: Ground Cover
Date: November 2018

By Liz Wells