John Deere Insurance Co. (JDIC) released a new private crop insurance policy called Added Value Protection insurance policy that protects against yield shortage. This product works side-by-side with a producer’s Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policy. It allows a producer to purchase additional coverage to protect a portion of their annual yield that they perceive to be more susceptible to loss.

In collaboration with BASF, JDIC also announced an optional endorsement to this new policy. It is called the BASF Risk Protection Optional Endorsement. 

The BASF Risk Protection Optional Endorsement may provide reduced premium and higher coverage options for JDIC Added Value Protection policyholders. To be eligible for these benefits, customers must complete the requirements of either the BASF Risk Advantage or BASF Investment Advantage programs. This includes purchasing three BASF qualifying products for a minimum of 500 acres per insured crop from a BASF representative between Oct. 1, 2014, and the applicable MPCI sales closing date, and applying to insured crops.

Customers can contact a BASF representative or visit to learn more about the BASF Risk or Investment Advantage Programs. Customers can also contact a John Deere crop insurance agent or call 866-404-9057 to learn more about the Added Value Protection insurance policy and BASF Optional Endorsement.  

With the Added Value Protection Policy now in 31 states, JDIC began advertising the program nationally. Added Value Protection and the BASF Optional Endorsement is now offered in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

Pending state approvals, the coverages will also be available in Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.