- The strawberry plan now provides coverage over the winter months.
- A premium deposit is now required.
- Starting with the 2016 program year, coverage begins in December.
- Apply or make any changes to your coverage by December 20. For more information on important dates, visit the
About the strawberry plan
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 strawberries, 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.
What Production Insurance offers
Peace of mind (production level is guaranteed).
Dependable collateral with financial institutions.
Affordable coverage that is cost-shared with government.
Premiums that are tax deductible as an operating expense.
Claim payments that reflect market prices.
Individual crop plans that accommodate unique aspects of each insurable crop.
Payments that are made within the year the loss occurred (in most cases).
Production Insurance is part of the suite of programs available under Growing Forward 2. In most plans, producers pay 40 per cent of the total premium cost and none of the administrative cost. Together, the federal and provincial governments contribute the other 60 per cent. Administrative costs are fully funded by both levels of government.