Unique Insurance Risks Associated with Agribusiness

With so many varied businesses and areas to cover, insuring an Agribusiness can present unique challenges.

Agribusinesses are what keep our great nation running and they need to be protected properly.  The hazards and risks of running a commercial agricultural enterprise are unique.  This diverse industry in Kentucky and Tennessee requires a special type of care that the professionals at Higgins Insurance are qualified to supply.

Agribusinesses are generally large in size & personnel. Acknowledging that a multitude of things can go wrong is important.  It is helpful to know some of the risks in order to ensure proper coverage of your business. Some of the most common agribusiness insurance claims include:

  1. Workers Compensation/Medical
  2. Property Damage
  3. Hail Damage
  4. Collision
  5. Lightning Damage

 

There are some basic areas that can be insured that will cover a majority of the risks you may encounter. Just a few of the areas of coverage that should be included in each business’ policy are:

  • Commercial General Liability Insurance
    This will help protect a business from the cost of defending themselves.  If a third party claims your business caused them bodily harm and/or damaged their property this insurance can cover any claims they make and any legal bills that may be incurred.
  • Commercial Property Insurance
    Every piece of property owned by the business will need coverage.  This does not cover land alone, but can be customized to include any buildings, fields, farm equipment, processing equipment, and other properties of a business.
  • Business Auto Insurance
    A Business Auto Policy that covers your Agricultural operations is also customizable for each customer.  Heavy duty trucks, business vehicles, and farm vehicles can be covered.  Many times this can even be extended to cover private passenger vehicles owned by the farm or business.
  • Umbrella Insurance for Agribusiness
    Umbrella insurance protects against losses of a catastrophic nature.  It is an extra layer of coverage for situations such as natural disaster, among other things.

There are many other types of coverage that can be customized to each specific business and the experts at Higgins Insurance have the knowledge and experience to make sure your business is fully prepared.  It is important to keep in mind that insurance should be a proactive part of how you manage and operate your Agribusiness.  Any time changes are made to your property like buildings, structures, or agribusiness operations, you should re-evaluate and update your policies.

There is no margin for error when insuring your income-producing assets and operations. Your risk management program is crucial to your long-term success and profitability. With so much at stake, you need a partner with specialized agribusiness insurance knowledge.

Contact us today and we will get you set up with one of our highly trained professionals. Call us at our Clarksville or Hopkinsville office and we can start customizing a policy for you.  Remember, farming isn’t just what you do, it’s a way of life!

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