New plan for organic corn

​Producers of organic grain corn in Ontario now have a new Production Insurance plan that recognizes this crop’s higher market value.

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

As with other organic crops, producers can choose to insure their organic corn under existing plans for conventional corn.

The deadline to apply for the new plan is May 1, 2011.