Agricultural Farm Insurance

Corinthian’s Agricultural and Farm Insurance programs are designed to meet your farm’s unique needs. Whether you run a small farm, a winery, a large grain operation or anything in between, you will find Corinthian Insurance understands your needs offering more than 30 years of experience working with businesses like yours.

Agricultural Farm Insurance


Insurance for Your Farm or Agricultural Business

Insurance for Your Farm or Agricultural Business

 

Your farm can be more than your place of business;
it can also be your home.
We can help protect what you’ve worked so hard to build!

Many of our farm agents have personal experience as farm owners or grew up on farms, so we truly understand your business. We offer a special Business Owner’s policy that covers your home, machinery and equipment, automobiles, personal property, and more!

Corinthian offers a special business owner’s policy for people like you that covers your home, machinery and equipment, autos, personal property, and more!

Coverage Options

  • Business owner's policy (BOP)
  • Equipment breakdown insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • General liability insurance
  • Inland marine insurance
  • Property insurance
  • Umbrella insurance
  • Workers compensation insurance
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Corinthian Insures a Wide Range of Agricultural Businesses
Corinthian Insures a Wide Range of Agricultural Businesses:

  • Berry growers
  • Vegetable and row crop farms
  • Cattle and livestock grazing
  • Field crop growers 
  • Dairy farms
  • Gentlemen/hobby farms 
  • Grain and rice farms
  • Hay and alfalfa growers
  • Wineries and vineyards
 



http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs063/1101457352138/img/29.jpgURGENT Reminder- 

 URGENT - Call or Email Your State Representative TODAY!

 Ask them to Support Representative Chris Markey Buy Local Amendment to the House Budget

Massachusetts Buy-Local Organizations have been key to the success of Massachusetts farms. Based regionally throughout the state in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts they've been very effective advocates for Massachusetts farms.  They run local, targeting marketing campaigns and serve as a buy local resource for both farmers and consumer. They've been incredibly effective at bringing farmers and consumers together resulting in better access to fresh, healthy food and stronger, more viable farms.

The legislature has provided funding annually to each of the Buy Locals. Unfortunately, the recently House budget does not include this amount. Rep Markey's amendment would change this to provide $300k for support to the Buy Locals. Historically the return on this amount has been much greater in terms of local product sold, jobs, etc.

Contact your legislator today and ask them to support this amendment.
Legislators should contact Jason Wentworth on Representative Markey's staff at jason.wentworth@mahouse.gov

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/link/target/mafbf/Mb6Pt4K5R.aspx


 

Farmers Need to Weigh In on Proposed Nutrient Regulations

As detailed in the alert, it is imperative that farmers weigh in on DAR's proposed nutrient regulations. While MFBF supports sound nutrient regulations, there are serious problems with the proposed draft. These problems cut across the ENTIRE farming community. The regulations cover manure use and storage as well as fertilize use. As a result, if you grow any crop to which you apply nutrients or raise livestock, then these proposed regulations will likely impact your farm.

The regulations are deeply flawed in that they were not written with the specifics and diversity of MA agriculture, or of individual farms, in mind. They attempt to make decisions from Boston, which are best made on the farm.
Some of the issues that have been pointed out in the proposed regulations include:

  • The regulations contain provisions that limit fertilizer and manure applications beginning in September, namely requiring incorporation of nutrients into the soil. The practical result of this would be that many farms would need to choose between applying manure to fields OR planting a cover crop. In most cases, both can be done without harm to water quality.
  • Complying with the regulations would require farms to have nutrient management plans. Farmers will need technical assistance from UMASS, NRCS or others to develop these plans. Unfortunately, the proposed requirements for nutrient management plans greatly outstrip the capacity of service providers in MA to help produce them. The requirement is unrealistic.
  • The regulations would require those in the turf, crop and livestock to do considerable testing of soil and manure. Tens of thousands of samples would need to be analyzed.
  • The regulations state that the NRCS Phosphorous Index "shall be used...". However, NRCS has stated that this tools should NOT be used for regulatory decision making. It is used to create data to be used as part of making site-specific determination on nutrient needs.
  • The regulations fail to take into full account by which yield goals are utilized in determining the nutrient needs of a given crop or variety of crop. UMASS guidelines reference this quite specifically.

Farmers are strongly encouraged to attend a hearing or to at least send written comment on the regulation. PLEASE BE SPECIFIC ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THESE REGULATION ON YOUR FARM.

A copy of the proposed regulations can be found athttp://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/docs/draft-nutrient-management-regulations.pdf.

Written comments should be addressed to Gregory C. Watson, Department of Agricultural Resources, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 500 Boston, MA 02114. Email is greg.watson@state.ma.us
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The full text of the regulation and background information is available at:  

http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/docs/draft-nutrient-management-regulations.pdf

 

 

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