About forage rainfall
The forage rainfall plan uses rainfall as an indicator of quantity and/or quality of forage. There are two ways the Forage Rainfall plan can protect your established forage. Get coverage for:
Insufficient rainfall during May, June, July and August.
Excess rainfall during first cut.
Insufficient rainfall option
If the measured rainfall at the station(s) you choose during the insured period is less than 85 per cent of the long-term average rainfall for your area, a claim may be paid.
Excess rainfall option
If you get rainfall when you are hoping to harvest, you may have lower quality hay. Or if you have to wait to harvest you will lose nutritional quality due to over-maturity. If this happens, your claim payment will help offset additional costs or losses due to rainfall.
You can apply for one or both options. Total claims for both options cannot exceed the chosen insured value of the forage grown.
- Making coverage changes – This year, you have until May 17, 2021, to make any changes to your coverage.
- Same insurance. New look. – We have refreshed the renewal notice and Contract of Insurance for Production Insurance.
What Production Insurance offers
- Peace of mind.
- 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 the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. In most plans, producers pay 40 per cent of the total premium cost and none of the administrative costs. Together, the federal and provincial governments contribute the other 60 per cent. Administrative costs are fully funded by both levels of government.