Ag Wildfire Insurance Coverage

The California Farm Bureau Federation is posting on its website that the state insurance commissioner wants to find out how well covered California farmers are with their insurance during wildfires.

According to Farm Bureau, California farmers and ranchers are finding it increasing difficult to purchase wildfire insurance.

The state insurance commissioner is directing insurance companies to provide data about the availability of commercial coverage for businesses including farms and ranches.

The California Farm Bureau welcomes the action, saying it hoped the request from Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will lead to more sustainable coverage for farmers and ranchers.