The United States currently comprises about 954 million acres of farmland. The Annual Forage pilot program provides coverage to acreage that is planted each year and used as feed and fodder by livestock. This pilot program utilizes the Rainfall Index to correlate to this acreage. Also see livestock policies and resources.
Rainfall Index (RI) - is based on weather data collected and maintained by
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The index reflects how much precipitation is received relative to the
long-term average for a specified area and timeframe.
*Ineligibility Amendment (15-Ineligibility) modifies the Rainfall and Vegetation Index Plan of Insurance Basic Provisions for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
For more information, please contact a qualified crop insurance agent.
For more information regarding the contents of this page, please contact RMA.KCVIRI@rma.usda.gov.