Call for Participants for Farmer Crop Insurance Survey, Compensation Offered

The US crop insurance program currently has a primary role in federal government efforts to promote economic stability in agriculture. Policy effectiveness depends on attaining high participation, both for acres covered and coverage levels chosen. The government seeks to ensure high program participation. However, crop insurance, like other insurance in our life, is a complex topic. A better understanding of farmers’ crop insurance experience and how they make their insurance decisions would support policy changes to achieve high participation while addressing other farmer goals and ensuring that program benefits endure.

To understand farmers’ crop insurance experience, and how farmers make crop insurance decisions and the impact of those decisions on farm operations, researchers at Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are conducting a survey on farmers’ crop insurance experience and decisions.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and contains questions about crop insurance usage and crop insurance decisions in given scenarios. Participants who complete the survey will receive an Amazon gift card, with an average value of $71 (ranging from $50 to $99).

To participate in the survey, go to

(Released January 2023)