I am converting to organic status also. I have had Farm Bureau Insurance
for over 40 years. I have already checked with my agent and the Michigan
Farm Bureau office and they will not have a problem with our conversion
to Organic Farm Market or Organic Farmers Market status. I understand
that Farm Bureau insures many Organic Growers.
Go to http://www.michiganfarmbureau.com/
Mike Yancho, Sr.
VP & General Manager
Trim Pines Farm, Inc.
4357 E. Baldwin Rd. Holly, MI 48442
Phone 810-694-9958 Fax 810-694-8229
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From: Andrew R. Lockard [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:17 AM
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Subject: non-renewal of insurance due to organic status
I just found out that State Farm insurance has decided to not renew our
farm's insurance after twenty or so years due to our recent conversion
to organic status. Apparently, from what I understand, because any
health issues etc. that _might_ be present in our products can be traced
back to the farm, State Farm does not insure any organic farms.
Anyway, I checked a local "Independant" insurance agent in my hometown
and found that I couldn't get insurance there either.
Does anyone know or have any suggestions as to where I can obtain
reasonably priced insurance for an organic certified farm?
ANDREW R. LOCKARD
131 North Heisterman Street
Bad Axe, MI 48413
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