Why Do You Need Farm & Ranch Insurance?

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Why Do You Need Farm & Ranch Insurance?

Since the founding of Staples & Associates, we’ve recognized the unique needs of farmers and ranchers. The Eastern Shore has been built with agriculture at its core, being home to businesses such as Perdue Farms, Tyson Foods, and many more. Locals thrive off of the success of their farms and need to be covered in case of emergencies to ensure the well-being of their families!

On June 3, 2019, firefighters in Kent County, Maryland responded to a 32’ x 30’ wood frame pole barn fire. According to officials, the structure and contents were considered to be a total loss. The estimated damage totaled at $25,000 for the structure and $245,000 for the contents of the barn. Without insurance, the cost of replacing the structure its contents would be completely devastating to any family.

The Poultry Industry in Delmarva

The Delmarva Peninsula contains some of the most highly productive farmland on the east coast. For over 300 years, agriculture has been a mainstay of the economy on the eastern shore, and more than half of the areas residents continue to farm today. In 2018 alone, the Delmarva raised 605 million chickens in 5,166 chicken houses.

The poultry industry has maintained economic stability on the eastern shore for years. Since 2014, Delmarva’s poultry industry increased its economic output by 18.6%, producing 4.3 billion pounds of chicken that were worth $3.4 billion in 2018. In total, employees and farmers that were associated with Delmarva’s poultry industry were $1.05 billion.

Staples & Associates Has You Covered

No matter the size of your operation, whether you rent or own your structures, or raise crops or livestock, at Staples & Associates we have you covered. At Staples, we work with each of our clients to make sure that all of their individual needs are met to our fullest capabilities. We offer packages designed for farms of all sizes including poultry, dairies, aquaculture, and many more!

Because we understand that each farm and operation is different, we start each of our clients with a base coverage that includes the coverage that’s most needed (home, property, and liability), and then give you the option to choose from our menu of options. Offering insurance this way ensures that your coverage is completely tailored to the specific needs of your farm or ranch and that you are only paying for the protection that you need.

At Staples & Associates, we are proud to be an Elite Certified Agency, this means that our entire team has made the commitment to help protect farmers and ranchers of the Eastern Shore and surrounding area. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service by continuing to invest our efforts into specialized industry training. This is to be sure that our team is not only fully knowledgeable in understanding the complex risks of the agriculture industry, but also at the top of their game in the ability to serve each one of our customer’s unique needs. At Staples & Associates, we firmly believe that being an Elite Certified Agency is an honor. As an agency, we are proud to provide exceptional service to the unsung heroes of our community, our farmers and ranchers.

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