New crop insurance aid tool available for Texas farmers

Tom Hinde

As crop insurance deadlines loom for spring planted crops, a new crop insurance decision aid toll has been developed to help producers make key decisions on what coverage to purchase. The web-based tool, created by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University, enables producers to evaluate all available crop insurance decisions for major commodities, taking price and yield risk into consideration.

Because the 2016 AFPC Crop Insurance Decision Aid follows the AFPC 2014 Farm Bill Decision Aid created prior to the farm bill process last year, producers may use their existing login and password information, or they can register a new account if they have not previously used any AFPC decision aids. The Crop Insurance Decision Aid is available at in the top left corner of the webpage, located under the "current projects" headline.

The center also offers one-on-one help with those who may have trouble inputting their data. For questions or concerns about the decision aid, contact the center by phone at (979) 845-5913 or by email at