Vegetative Index Plan (VI)
VI is based on the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data derived from satellites observing long-term changes in greenness of vegetation of the earth since 1989. The program divides the country into six regions due to different weather patterns, with pilots available in select counties.
Crops insurable under RI include:
Annual Forage; Apiculture; and Pasture Rangeland Forage (PRF)
Crops insurable under VI include:
Annual Forage; Apiculture