Production Insurance
Leafy vegetables, acreage loss basis



​​​​Why are 5 million acres of Ontario farmland insured under Production Insu​​rance each year?

In a ​​word: protection.

Production Insurance protects Ontario producers from yield reductions and crop losses cause​​d by factors beyond their control. Things like adverse weather, disease, wildlife and insect infestations. 

When you enrol in the fresh market vegetable acreage loss plans, we compare any losses you experience against predetermined abandonment thresholds. These thresholds are based on the crop yields required ​​to meet production costs for a typical field of that crop. A claim may be paid if your yield falls below the threshold level due to an insured peril. You may also qualify for other types of claims as well.

Coverage for production loss caused by on-farm labour shortages due to COVID-19

On July 9, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced an enhancement to Production Insurance for eligible commodities in 2020 to help farmers manage challenges beyond their control.

Production Insurance customers in yield-based, acreage loss and ginseng plans who suffer production loss caused by on-farm labour shortages due to COVID-19 will be insured for the 2020 program year.

See this feature sheet for details.

What Production Insur​​​ance 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
  • Individual crop plans that accommodate unique aspects of each insurable crop
  • Payments that are made within the year the loss occurred (in most cases)

What the fresh market vegetable acr​​eage loss plans offer

  • Multiple benefits throughout the season, including special protection, emergency measures and abandonment claims
  • Separate coverage for multiple plantings of short-season crops
  • Single-peril (hail or frost) coverage or combined hail and frost coverage
  • Spot-loss protection – coverage applies on a per-acre basis, rather than total acreage
  • In most cases, crop salvage is offered without affecting compensation

Funding part​ners

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 cost. Together, the federal and provincial governments contribute the other 60 per cent. Administrative costs are fully funded by both levels of government.

DeadlinesJanuary 2021

Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Agricorp – Ontario – Canada