Production Insurance
Corn

Eligibility

Your responsi​​​bilities

  • Follow good farm management practices. If your practices contribute to a production loss, you may lose some or all of your insurance coverage.
  • Meet all deadlines to ensure that your Production Insurance contract remains in good standing.
  • Contact us ​if your business structure changes, including name, address, shareholders and farm management practices.
  • Report damage as soon as it occurs. Failing to report damage as soon as it occurs may cause your claim to be reduced or denied.
  • ​Insure your full crop. For each crop you are insuring, you must insure 100 percent of your acres.

Insurable Varieties

There are two different plan designs for the following eligible varieties of corn:

Corn – conventional plan

  • All commercial corn varieties grown for grain or silage corn (not including sweet corn, popcorn, seed corn or sorghum)

Corn – organic plan

  • All commercial corn varieties grown for grain or silage corn (not including sweet corn, popcorn, seed corn or sorghum)
  • To qualify for this plan, the land must be certified as organic by an accredited certification body in the current crop year.

Planting d​​​ates

There are established planting dates for various areas of Ontario based on crop heat units, soil characteristics, historical claim rates, and other geographical characteristics. The final planting date is the last day that a crop can be planted and still qualify for Production Insurance coverage.

If you file a claim for crops planted before the earliest planting date, you may be required to demonstrate that you have used good farm management practices to be eligible for a claim.

​​See the Publications page for planting deadlines.

​Landlord/share​crop arrangements

Coverage is available to both landlords and the sharecroppers based on their respective shares of the crop. Members of an arrangement can decide independently whether to insure their own shares but may​​​ not insure the share belonging to the other member.

If you insure a share in a crop that does not belong to you and a claim results, your claim will be based on your share only and the premium on the uninsure​​d share is forfeited.

​​​Shared equity option​ (SEO)

SEO is another option for landlords​ and sharecroppers that allows each landlord/sharecrop arrange​​ment to be insured under a separate insurance contract. Both the landlord(s) and sharecropper(s) jointly own the insurance contract for each arrangement.





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