Pasture, Rangeland, and forages cover approximately 55 percent of all U.S. land. Forage grows differently in different areas, so it's important for farmers and ranchers to know which types and techniques work best for their region. The following insurance program is available for Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF). Also see livestock policies or PRF NAP Table.
For Public Comment (by Dec. 21, 2020)

Public Comments are being requested on both the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Contractors Report and the Alternative Recommendations. Each document contains separate recommendations and should be reviewed independently of the other. Please review both reports and submit comments to RMA. Comments can be submitted via email to or by mail to Director, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133-6205. Refer to Informational Memorandums: OA-20-004 and OA-20-006

Rainfall Index

Rainfall Index (RI) is based on weather data collected and maintained by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The index reflects how much precipitation is received relative to the long-term average for a specified area and timeframe. Additional information on NOAA CPC’s interpolation and quality control process can be found in NOAA CPC’s Conceptual Description Paper.

Contact Information

For more information regarding these programs, contact a qualified Crop Insurance Agent.

For more information regarding the contents of this page, contact RMA.