Production Insurance
New forage seeding


​​Your responsibilities

  • Grow a minimum of three acres.
  • Follow good farm management practices.
  • Meet all deadlines to ensure that your Production Insurance  contract remains in good standing.
  • Contact us if your business structure changes, including changes to name, address, shareholders and farm management practices.
  • Report damage as soon as it occurs.
  • Insure your full crop. All acres seeded to establish long-term hay or pasture fields (whether seeded directly or with a nurse crop) must be enrolled in Production Insurance.

Insurable species

The following species are insurable:​

  • Alfalfa*
  • Annual rye grass
  • Bird's-foot trefoil
  • Bluegrass
  • Brome grass
  • Buckwheat
  • Creeping red fescue
  • Daikon radish
  • Meadow foxtail
  • Millet
  • Orchard grass
  • Oats
  • Oilseed radish
  • Peas
  • Perennial rye grass
  • Red clover
  • Reed canary grass
  • Sorghum​
  • Soybeans
  • Sweet clover
  • Tall fescue
  • Timothy
  • Triticale
  • White clover
  • Vetch

*Alfalfa under-seeded to winter wheat is not insurable.

Both spring-seeded and summer-seeded new forage seeding can be insured.

A hay field that is at least one year old may be eligible for insurance under the forage rainfall plan.

If you have a landlord/sharecropper agreement, each person must insure their share of the crop individually.

Coverage period

Coverage extends from seeding until May 31 of the following year, or until the first pasturing or cut of hay in the following year, whichever comes first.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Agricorp – Ontario – Canada