Farms and ranches have always been considered a specialty line of insurance. Some major carriers have separate divisions to underwrite farm, ranch and/or agribusiness risks. Dwellings, farm buildings, equipment, and livestock at one location can expose significant values to a single loss. Most farm properties are unprotected and do not have readily available water or paid fire department service. Policies written on farms and agribusinesses often combine both personal and commercial property and liability exposures. Larger farms and corporate farms are usually underwritten as commercial lines while family farms are underwritten as more personal lines. This explanation of insurance benefits is provided by Insurance Marketplace.