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Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Aquaculture

Massachusetts Aquaculture producers have a wide variety of option to insure their aquaculture crops and/or their farm revenue.

Clam Insurance policy

Massachusetts Quahog producers can purchase a crop insurance policy to insure their crop from losses due to natural disasters (Clam Fact Sheet).  Growers can insure from 50% up to 75% of their potential crop at a minimum of 55% up to 100% of the established price.  The sales closing date for a clam insurance policy is November 30th.

Revenue Insurance Policies

Massachusetts Aquaculture growers also have an option of purchasing a revenue based policy. Whole Farm Revenue Program (WFRP) crop insurance is a whole-farm revenue protection plan of insurance which protects against low revenue due to unavoidable natural disasters and/or market fluctuations. Whole-Farm Revenue Protection fact sheet

Where can you purchase a clam policy

Federal Crop Insurance is sold by private crop insurance agent. Visit this link to find a crop insurance agent in Massachusetts.

Non-Insured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Grower of aquaculture crops, except Quahogs, can insure their crops through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Non-Insured Disaster Assistance Program. NAP provides catastrophic coverage at 50% of the potential production and 55% of the established price. For more information visit your local FSA office