April 14, 2017
Alfa Insurance is working to answer questions related to farmowner coverage triggered during mandatory herbicide training.
This spring, farmers and applicators who will use auxin herbicides on Dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant crops attended the four-hour training.
Danny Carter, Alfa’s Property and Casualty Underwriting manager, said the training raised questions about liability coverage.
“Several of our farm customers have had questions concerning farm policy and umbrella policy coverage for chemical drift/overspray after recent chemical application training around the state for 2,4-D and Dicamba,” Carter said. “A typical farm policy offers a $25,000 chemical overspray/drift limit for crops and animals. Farm umbrella policies do not cover chemical overspray/drift.”
Carter recommends farmers seeking additional coverage ask their local agent about policies through Alfa Agency.