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.
- County Availability: Map Viewer
- 2018 RIVI Basic Provisions
- 2020 RI Crop Provisions
- Insurance Standards Handbook
- Grid ID Locator, Decision Support Tool, Historical Indices
- 2020 Summary of Changes
For more information regarding these programs, contact a qualified Crop Insurance Agent.
For more information regarding the contents of this page, contact RMA.