Crops Insured Acres
Total Acres
Percent Insured
 Barley 10,560 46,227 23%
 Corn  5,169,708  5,190,173  100%
 Dry Beans  5,313  5,645  94%
 Dry Peas  30,788  33,683  91%
 Flax  1,653 3,684   45%
 Forage Production  678,367 1,782,212 38%
 Forage Seeding 27,849 170,000 16%
 Grain Sorghum  147,060  176,722  83%
 Hybrid Seed Corn 2,817  N/A  N/A
 Millet 28,238 218,388 13%
 Oats  102,226  276,666  37%
 Onions  0  3  0%
 Popcorn  2,145 N/A
 0%
 Potatoes  8 18  44%
 Rye 5,256  45,550  12%
 Safflower  15,025  17,918 84%
 Soybeans 5,523,583  5,647,177  97%
 Sugar Beets  0  0  0%
 Sunflowers  523,212  548,064  95%
 Wheat 1,746,061   1,779,179  98%
 Totals:  14,019,869 15,941,309  88%
 Crop Pilot Programs
 Program  County Availability  Total Liability
 Apiculture (Rainfall Index)  All Counties  $6,829,915
 Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index)  All Counties  $153,334,058
 Whole Farm Revenue Protection  All Counties  $55,054,839
 Dollar Liability Program  Total Dollar Liability
 Livestock Gross Margin – Cattle  $0
 Livestock Gross Margin – Dairy Cattle  $7,101,285
 Livestock Risk Protection – Fed Cattle  $2,632,759
 Livestock Risk Protection – Feeder Cattle  $30,493,067
 Livestock Risk Protection – Lamb  $8,202,373 
 Nursery (Dollar) $1,702,475 
 Livestock Risk Protection and Livestock Gross Margin – Swine $13,586
15 Year Crop Insurance History For South Dakota
Year Policies Earning Premium
Net Acres Insured
Liability Gross Premium
Losses Loss Ratio
2004
63,125  13,531,857  1,880,651,522  252,944,747  160,616,169  0.63 
2005
62,647  13,595,395  1,616,878,786  230,808,649  117,943,256  0.51 
2006
59,656  13,436,367  1,808,877,449  264,151,156  479,527,761  1.82 
2007
59,001  16,497,333  2,712,532,248  423,896,567  220,519,912  0.52 
2008
58,344  16,405,453  4,101,222,313  685,022,603  401,185,541  0.59 
2009
62,030  15,742,989  3,325,496,454  565,813,605  221,737,100  0.39 
2010
58,681  15,112,673  3,212,929,585  482,352,353  489,487,970  1.01 
2011
57,204  15,076,348  5,054,298,455  725,728,249  477,789,116  0.66 
2012
55,581  14,998,904  5,393,152,881  701,430,086  1,113,051,537  1.59 
2013
56,869  16,779,953  5,788,764,526  826,409,396  411,045,671  0.50 
2014
55,356  15,961,897  4,855,623,127  717,124,231  180,045,367  0.25 
2015
54,149  16,218,555  4,439,819,676  694,819,852  187,962,855  0.27 
2016
52,067  16,547,122  4,198,882,433  673,442,655  164,004,511  0.24 
2017 50,813  17,437,282  4,671,545,361  663,395,425  352,096,909  0.53
2018  50,310  18,262,066  4,719,055,207  592,039,842  266,145,100  0.45 
Data current as of February 28, 2019. For current data go to RMA’s Summary of Business tool.
Where to Buy Crop Insurance
All multi-peril crop insurance, including Catastrophic Risk Protection policies, are available from private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA service centers and on RMA’s website.
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