Production Insurance
Root vegetables, acreage-loss basis


​Your responsibilities

  • Follow good farm management practices. If your practices contribute to a production loss, you may lose some or all of your insurance coverage.
  • 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.
  • Contact us five days before the start of harvest so that we can inspect, if necessary.
  • Insure all commodities grown in the same group (root, fruit, leafy, other). For example, if you insure three acres of onions and grow two acres of carrots you must also insure the carrots because they are both in the root commodity group.

Exception: A single commodity in a group may be insured individually if 10 acres or more are grown.

​Insurable commodities

Organic commodities may be insured under any of the commodity groups (root, fruit, leafy, other).

Root vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • French shallots
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Leeks
  • Onions (Spanish, yellow)
  • Parsnips
  • Radishes
  • Red beets
  • Rutabagas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips

​Organic carrots

To be eligible for separate organic coverage, the land on which you grow the crop must be certified organic and you must provide a copy of the certification to Agricorp.

​High-density criteria​​

High-density Spanish onions can be insured separately if they are planted at a population that exceeds 78,000 plants per acre. 

Changing your grading standards

If your market requires different grading standards from those listed on the Acreage loss grading standards feature sheet on the Publications page, please contact Agricorp.

Any revisions to grading standards must be approved by Agricorp before May 16 of the current program year. Changes are subject to approval.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Agricorp – Ontario – Canada