Actual Revenue History Strawberry


Crop Insured

Actual Revenue History (ARH) strawberries are insurable in the county if:

  • Grown from a disease-free nursery stock;
  • Grown as annuals;
  • Grown for commercial sale and irrigated; and
  • Grown by a person who, in at least 3 of the 5 previous years, grew or managed a commercial strawberry operation.
Counties Available
ARH for strawberries is available in Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Ventura counties.
Causes of Loss

You are protected against the following:

  • Adverse weather;
  • Earthquake;
  • Failure of irrigation water supply;
  • Fire;
  • Insect damage and/or plant disease; unless you have insufficiently or improperly applied pest or disease control measures;
  • Volcanic eruption; or
  • Wildlife.
Insurance Period
Sales Closing/Cancellation
Fresno, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,
and Ventura
(Summer)……….…………………..July 1, 2017
Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa
Cruz, and Ventura
(Winter)…………….…........September 30, 2017
Acreage Reporting
Fresno and Merced
(Summer)….……………....…..January 15, 2018
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
(Summer)….…………...…..September 15, 2017
Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa
Cruz, and Ventura
(Winter)......................................January 15, 2018
Premium Billing………………..……....May 1, 2018
Termination…………...…….….……….July 1, 2018
Coverage Levels and Premium Subsidies

Your approved average revenue is calculated from 4 to 10 years of your revenue records. Coverage levels range from 50 to 85 percent of your approved revenue. Crop insurance premiums are subsidized as shown in the following table.

For example, if you choose the 65-percent coverage level, your premium share would be 41 percent of the base premium.


Coverage Level
Premium Subsidy
Your Premium Share


 Catastrophic Risk Protection (CAT) coverage is not available for this product.


Insurance Plans
Strawberries in California are insured under an ARH policy, which protects you against losses from low yields, low prices, low quality, or any combination of these events.Your coverage is based on your own net revenue history. Your revenue is determined after harvest at the point of first delivery.
Loss Example

Assume an approved revenue of $24,500 per acre. You choose a 75-percent coverage level, a payment factor of 1.0, and a 100-percent share. The market price has also dropped below the trigger so you receive $12,131 per acre of net revenue.

$24,500 Approved revenue
0.75 Coverage level 
1.00 Payment Factor
Amount of insurance
$18,375 Amount of insurance
Revenue to count
1.0 Payment Factor
$6,244 Indemnity per acre



Where to Buy Crop Insurance
All multi-peril crop insurance, including CAT policies, are available from private insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA service centers and on the RMA website at Agent Locator.

  Regional Office Visit

  • 430 G Street
    Suite 4168
    Davis, CA 95616-4168
  • Phone: 530-792-5870
  • Fax: 530-792-5893
  • Email:
This fact sheet gives only a general overview of the crop insurance program and is not a complete policy. For further information and an evaluation of your risk management needs, contact a crop insurance agent
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