Many customers are still dealing with the impacts of challenging weather. Agricorp's top priorities are to make sure customers have the program information they need, when they need it, and to assist them through the claims process.
Agricorp is connecting with customers over the phone, in the fields, and at farm shows and local meetings. Producers can continue to get the most current program information by clicking the 2017 crop season icon on the agricorp.com home page and by reading our monthly ad in
the Ontario Farmer.
Producers should stay in touch
Agricorp is here to help. Customers should call Agricorp if they would like to discuss damage to their crops. Agricorp staff are ready to answer questions and walk customers through the claims process if they:
- Expect a delay in harvest
- Think their crops may be damaged beyond their intended use
- Don't think any of their crops will be worth harvesting
- Are in financial distress and would like to apply for an AgriStability interim payment
Production Insurance responds with payments
Any final yield shortages will be known after harvest, but customers who couldn't plant, had to replant, or had quality losses or harvest delays on their first cut of hay are already receiving payments. To date customers have received $21 million.
Production Insurance payments (as of August 22, 2017)
|Coverage type||Damaged acres||Number of payments||Payments|
|Unseeded acreage benefit||54,470||537||$8.4 million|
|Reseeding||112,932 ||1,521||$9.9 million|
|Excess rainfall*||N/A||223||$2.7 million|
*Forage rainfall plan