Bowerman Insurance

Open Mon - Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

114 S. Mitchell Avenue

PO Box 288 Steele, ND 58482

P: (701) 475-2340 F: (701) 475-2499

Crop Lines of Insurance

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance

MPCI has many different levels of coverage, it takes a great deal more effort these days than in the past to try to analyze each year which coverage is best for each farmer. It seems every farmer has a different circumstance as to just what is the best policy coverage for him/her that particular year. With the gambles farmers face today with Mother Nature and her disasters or insects or whatever it may be, it's a secure feeling to have your crop covered for a claim that might come up. Of course being paid on a crop loss most likely is not nearly as good as getting the good crop harvested but it does help recoup the large inputs we have into our crops today.

MPCI has been a godsend for Farmers in North Dakota the past several years. Mother Nature has not been kind resulting in huge claims being paid to area farmers whether it was drought, too much rain, hail, insects or not enough heat units for crops to mature.

We are sure everyone knows MPCI is very complicated and is continuously changing from year to year. There are several different ways and levels of coverage. That is why we always meet with our customer's several times a year to make certain they have the best coverage for their operation. We are the largest writers of MPCI in our area and take great pride in giving our farmers the best service available on this complicated program. If you are not presently insured with us please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our offices and see how we can help you get the coverage you so deserve.


Production Hail Plan (Farmers Mutual Hail Ins Company formally John Deere Risk Protection) or Hail Production Plan (Rural Community Insurance Services RCIS) are the best Hail Coverage Plans available today.

This new concept began a few years ago and we have been writing it ever since its inception. Alot of agents aren't familiar with this new concept but here at Bowerman Insurance, we try to stay on top of all insurance risks and therefore write alot of this coverage. Some companies don't offer this so a lot of agents can't offer it to their customers. We won't sell MPCI for a company that doesn't offer this product. With more producers electing the Enterprise Unit Discount this hail production plan just plain works with the great coverage and lower premium. This plan is not only less money it pays out much better and totals out very quick compared to your traditional hail plans. When you sign up with a company that offers PHP you don't need to sign up for the hail plan by March 15th, but you need to be signed up with a company that does offer it when you decide to buy your hail coverage later as your crop progresses. If you want to have the opportunity to he able to purchase PHP, please call us by March 15th and we can give you all the details about this coverage and then get you on board with a company that offers the hail coverage opportunity later!

Crop Hail

Hail coverage has changed dramatically the last several years. Probably the fastest paying type of hail coverage is the Companion Hail Policies. You must have a MPCI policy before you can buy one of these policies. These policies have several multipliers, they can be very advantageous in the event of a small loss as they are multiplied times the factor that you have purchased. With a small loss there would most likely not be a loss on the MPCI policy, but there would be very good coverage on Companion Hail Plans. It covers the GAP that a MPCI policy wouldn't cover.

Another new feature we have with crop hail is the Auto Crop feature. This works out very well as hail coverage is automatically added on when you report your MPCI acres. There would be automatic coverage even if you haven't reported your acres. We are seeing more and more farmers doing this every year.

We write a large amount of HAIL Insurance in this area and always try our best to get the best policy that fits with the crop and your operation. If you haven't bought crop hail in recent years or want to know more, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our offices and see how we can help you get the coverage you so deserve and will give you peace of mind from any devastating hail storms.