Crop Insurance Lawyers

Insurance lawyers who work in rural areas of Texas will see situations involving crop insurance. Some insurance companies sell property coverage to mitigate against the risk of loss to farm crops caused by environmental perils including drought, flooding, hail or other weather conditions.  Crops can be insured under various types of insuring agreements including coverage limited to losses caused specifically by hail.  Crop insurance is also available through the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. (FCIC), an agency of the federal government designed to facilitate the placement of crop insurance through private insurance companies.  The placement of a policy through the FCIC does not automatically create a federal question jurisdiction over such claims.  (Keep in mind that for most people, the local State District Courts and County Courts are more favorable venues to fight with an insurance company than is a Federal Court).  The 1997, Eastern District of Texas…

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