September 24, 2021
Many Ontario winter wheat farmers enrolled in Production Insurance saw a strong harvest this year.
With winter wheat harvest now complete and yields reported to Agricorp by Production Insurance participants, soft red winter wheat yields averaged about 95 bushels per acre, which is roughly 113 per cent of the ten-year average farm yield (AFY).
For more information on overall Ontario crop production, please see the
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs statistics website.
Above-average yields can have a positive impact on Production Insurance coverage by raising a farm's AFY, which means farmers have higher coverage when they need it most.
Higher coverage means more protection from yield reductions and crop losses caused by factors beyond a farmer's control, including adverse weather, disease, pests, wildlife or other uncontrollable natural perils.