Forage producers compensated after heavy rainfall

​Ontario forage producers whose harvest was delayed by heavy rainfall are now receiving Production Insurance claims. Over $1 million were either mailed or deposited directly to the accounts of producers who have enrolled for this new service.

The forage rainfall plan offers coverage for both excess and insufficient rainfall. Rainfall is used as an indicator of quality and quantity of established forage. For accurate rainfall data, Agricorp uses a professional weather service to gather information from a network of 350 rainfall stations in Ontario.

Over the last two years, several enhancements were made to the forage plan. The most recent enhancement allows farmers to choose multiple rainfall stations. For farmers who grow forage in several different areas, this option is more reflective of actual rainfall.

For more information, and to view rainfall data, visit the Forage Rainfall section of