Why are 5 million acres of Ontario farmland insured under Production Insurance each year?
In a word: protection.
Production Insurance protects Ontario producers from yield reductions and crop losses caused by factors beyond their control. Things like adverse weather, disease, wildlife and insect infestations.
When you enrol in the Production Insurance plan for tender fruits, you are guaranteed a level of production, based on your yield history and the level of coverage you choose. Claims are paid when an insured peril causes your yield to fall below your guaranteed production.
Starting in 2017, your trees will be included under your Production Insurance coverage. This means more of your operation is covered, bringing you greater peace of mind.
This new coverage applies to both your fruit bearing and newly planted trees. You are compensated when you lose trees to perils such as drought, freeze injury or tornado.
You now have more options to make your coverage fit your operation. You can:
Tree coverage works on a deductible basis. You must sustain a specific amount of loss to be eligible for compensation. For more information, see the "How it works" page and the "Rates" page for deductible levels. For more information, see the “How it works” page. Visit the “Rates” page for deductible levels.
Production Insurance is part of the suite of programs available under Growing Forward 2. In most plans, producers pay 40 percent of the total premium cost and none of the administrative cost. Together, the federal and provincial governments contribute the other 60 percent. Administrative costs are fully funded by both levels of government.