The example to the right shows how USDA's new Pasture/Range/Forage program would have performed on 10,500 acres in northwestern Brewster county every year since 1948. These payments are based upon actual rainfall data collected by the National Weather Service. The blue bars indicate years in which you would have received more than your yearly premium. Red bars indicate years where claims were less than premium. Using this scenario, you would have received payments of $2.00 - $3.25 per acre during the drought of 1998 - 2001.
Rainfall Index Insurance for Grazingland
Brewster County 75% Level - 150% Productivity Factor