USDA Expands Nursery Crop Insurance Nationwide with Nursery Value Select Program

By Trish Svoboda

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is broadening access to crop insurance designed specifically for nursery producers, extending coverage to all counties across the nation. Nursery Value Select (NVS) is a pilot initiative allowing nursery producers to customize coverage amounts to suit their risk management requirements. This expansion is part of the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) efforts under the USDA to offer insurance alternatives to a wider range of producers, including those in specialty crop production.

“Risk Management Agency is excited to expand Nursery Value Select so nursery producers in all states have an opportunity to purchase nursery crop insurance,” said RMA Administrator Marcia Bunger. “This insurance option meets a critical need of American nursery producers.” 

NVS offers enhanced coverage to the traditional Nursery Field Grown and Container (FG&C) program. It encompasses field-grown and containerized nursery plants, providing coverage options ranging from catastrophic to 75 percent.

NVS was introduced in the 2021 crop year, with producers insuring over $460 million in liabilities during the 2023 crop year.

Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at or by contacting your RMA Regional Office.

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