Agriculture and Food

Change Is Happening In Agriculture

The farming industry is expanding to include new and different options; in doing so, businesses are met with new liability issues and new risk management needs. Large agribusinesses are becoming larger and more diverse, from the latest surge in ethanol and bio-diesel plants to 12,000-head dairies, 100,000-head beef feedlots, and cooperatives. As the definition of farms and agribusiness evolves, so do the insurance needs for each.

Agribusiness requires special knowledge of both the business of farming, as well as home and property coverage. The Agriculture and Food industry group of Crawford Global Technical Services (GTS) understands the impact on large-scale property, crop and livestock when agribusiness faces a major risk event. The ability to handle large food industry claims requires an understanding of the nuances and the impact of food and drug regulation, manufacturing, consumer risk and liability, distribution, and transportation. Our teams have deep and broad experience managing and integrating the diverse needs of negotiation, consolidation, and mediation of claims for parties on both sides of the table.

Our expertise covers:

  • Agricultural pollution
  • Business interruption
  • Contamination, E-coli and product recall, and spoilage
  • Dairy operations
  • Formula and patent infringement and liability
  • Liability waivers in hunting, farm, and equine
  • Loose livestock legalities and liabilities
  • Loss control and farm safety
  • New crop trends and risk revenue products
  • Product recall and liability
  • Truckers insurance

The Agriculture and Food industry group serves:

  • Aquaculture
  • Cattle ranches
  • Citrus growers
  • Cotton growers
  • Distributors
  • Estate farms
  • Family farms and ranches
  • Grain and field crop growers
  • Horse farms, including equine mortality
  • Large commercial growers and packers of agricultural products
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesale nurseries
  • Wineries and vineyards

Food Is Not A Bread And Butter Business

The food industry has undergone massive transformation in the past two decades. From the global consolidation and diversification of suppliers, to the exponential growth of new product development, to the introduction of new liability and regulatory threats, the food business has become exponentially bigger and more complex. Managing large-loss situations in this industry requires expertise in every one of these areas, as well as expert global financial analysis.

The Benefits of Crawford GTS

The multinational and global risk and insurance community needs a team of experts with the experience and industry focus to evaluate and assess damages under extreme conditions. Crawford GTS has the commitment, skills, resources, technology and the experience required to meet the specific needs of each client.

Crawford GTS Key Service Features:

  • World-wide service: A global network of experts, including surveyors, environmental scientists, engineers, consultants, and specialist case handlers
  • Compliance: Strict adherence to relevant governing legislation (ELD, CERCLA/Superfund, etc.)
  • Cost-effective: Reduced indemnity spend, financial assurance for insurers
  • Confidence: Transparent claims procedures and reporting standards
  • Reliability: Experienced, qualified professionals, infrastructure and leadership to strategically project manage losses anywhere on the globe

For more information about GTS expertise in the agriculture and food industry, please contact one of our specialist adjusters in your region.