Securing Your Ag Lifestyle, Livelihood, and Legacy with CNI Agribusiness Solutions

Farming is a way of life and it runs deep. In your blood deep. You will spend hours, days, and years of hard work building, expanding, and nurturing your operation.

Yet it could all be lost by a string of unforeseen disasters — natural and man-made.

That’s why it’s critical to have agricultural insurance to limit and control your risks. Once in place, you can go about your day-to-day work confident that you’ve secured your lifestyle, livelihood, and legacy.

We respect your time…

  • Easy Proposal Process
  • Pre-Appointment Checklist
  • Comprehensive Review of Current Policy
  • Ex Mod Worksheet
  • Recommendations
  • Short and Sweet
  • No Pressure


  • Dairies
  • Farms
  • Ranches
  • Feedlots
  • Livestock
  • Crop Insurance
  • Custom Harvesting
  • Hay Fires
  • Orchards
  • Vineyards
  • Packing Houses
  • Spoilage
  • Ag Transport
  • Land Leveling
  • Farm Labor Contractors
  • Grain / Seed Dealers
  • Ag Processors
  • Ag Commodities
  • Equipment
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • General Liability


  • Enhanced Coverages
  • Loss Control Services
  • Discounted Premiums
  • Compliance Assistance
  • Written Safety Programs

CNI Agribusiness Terms…

CNI Benefits are based on placing farm insurance package and Workers’ Comp policies with CNI Agribusiness. Services provided are based on account size and certain services are first year only. Please see your agricultural insurance specialist for details.

CNI Agribusiness Solutions

We designed CNI Agribusiness Solutions to provide our clients with real solutions to real issues. We work closely with you to create a comprehensive plan addressing the following key areas:

  • Risk Management
  • Loss Control
  • Compliance Assistance
  • Human Resources

Agricultural insurance specialists

To create this custom program, we created a dedicated team of farm insurance specialists: Mark Nelson, Mike Royer, and Jon Nelson. These men have a wide range of experience with various ag operations including farm labor contracting. Whether your business is a dairy, ranch, packing house, or other agribusiness, we have the knowledge and expertise to take care of your needs. Your ag specialist will work closely with you to review your exposures and develop an agricultural insurance package that’s best for you.

We do the shopping for you

CNI Agribusiness Solutions has more flexibility than traditional insurance companies, like Allstate, Farmers, AAA, or State Farm. They sell just one brand. As an independent agent, we work with numerous insurance companies, all with A ratings with A.M. Best Rating Service. The end result, you don’t have to do the shopping — we do that for you.

Claims assistance

Inevitably, incidents will occur. Our carriers have 24/7 claims assistance. Plus Carl Nelson Insurance has a dedicated in-house claims department to answer your questions and to help you resolve any issues with the least amount of worry. It also saves you and your staff precious time!

Personal assistance when you need it

If you have any questions, your agricultural insurance specialist will know you and be responsive to you personally. The rest of the CNI staff will back up your specialist, always ready to serve you when you need it.

Locally owned and operated

Carl Nelson Insurance has offices in Hanford and Visalia, California. We set our own policies on how to best serve you. We don’t have to answer to “corporate” like name brand insurance companies. Plus it’s easy for you to drop by and talk to us one-on-one.

20-something employees. Well-trained!

We are large enough that someone is always available to help you. Yet, we’re small enough to give you personal service.

Phones are answered by a human being

During office hours, our phone is answered by someone eager to serve you — not a call center.

Established in 1977

Our longevity and history demonstrate our strength and stability. We’ll tell you simply, plainly, and honestly what we recommend for your farm insurance needs.

Insuring Californians

Although we primarily serve the agricultural insurance needs of businesses in Hanford, Visalia, Fresno, Lemoore, Bakersfield, Kingsburg, and Selma, we can insure you no matter where you are in California. We can bind and issue coverage via fax, email, or even with an electronic signature.

BBB rating

We are pleased to have achieved an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB standards for businesses are high and embody the principles of trust, integrity, and honesty.

Listed: Top 5 local insurance companies

At Carl Nelson Insurance we’ve never had to change our business principles because we’ve been doing it right since the beginning. That’s why we’ve grown and grown. According to the Fresno Business Journal, we are the 5th largest independent insurance company in the Central Valley. We have to be doing something right.

Final thoughts

Carl Nelson Insurance knows customers come first in every business transaction. That is why so many of our clients and their families have been with us for over 25 years — we earn and keep their loyalty by doing excellent work for them every single day.

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