Production Insurance
Soybeans

How it works

​When you enrol in Production Insurance, you are guaranteed a level of production based on your yield history and the level of coverage you choose. A claim may be paid if an insured peril causes your yield to fall below your guaranteed production.

Production Insurance covers you for losses due to adverse weather, disease, pests, wildlife, or other uncontrollable natural perils, except for perils excluded in the Contract of Insurance – General Terms and the Commodity-Specific Terms: Grains and Oilseeds on the Publications page.

Production Ins​urance coverage for grain and oilseed crops applies only during the period from seeding or planting until harvest. Loss or damage due to storage conditions is not insured. If your farm management practices contribute to a production loss, you may lose some or all of your insurance coverage.

Soybean coverage options

Production Insurance for soybeans covers conventional, organic, tofu, natto and pedigreed seed soybeans. Your average farm yield, claim price and premium rates are calculated separately for each type of soybean. Insuring your soybeans as organic, tofu, natto or pedigreed seed allows you to benefit from an average farm yield and claim price that more accurately reflects your crop.

Eligible tofu or natto beans may receive a yield factor if insured under conventional coverage. Yield factors are used to establish an equivalent yield for common soybeans. These factors are based on local yield data.

Available coverage

The following coverages are available in addition to production loss coverage.

Unseeded acreage coverage

Unseeded acreage coverage is only available for spring-seeded crops. This coverage provides compensation if an insured peril other than drought prevents you and a number of other growers in the same area from planting or seeding all or part of your acreage.

Claim payments for unseeded acreage are mad​​e to the landlord only.

You are eligible for an unseeded acreage claim only on the acres you own or cash-rent. Rates are updated each year.

For more information, see Coverage for Planting on the Publications page.

Replant coverage

A claim may be paid under replant coverage if you are forced to replant some or all acres of your crop due to an insured peril. Agricorp will pay a claim based on the original crop you planted, and the amount is based on a maximum per-acre rate that Agricorp sets annually for each crop.

The minimum acreage eligible for a claim under replant coverage is 3 contiguous acres.

Claim payments made under replant coverage are paid to sharecroppers only, as they carry the expense of planting the crop.

For more information, see Coverage for Planting on the Publications page.

Quality facto​​ring

If an insured peril reduces the quality of a crop, a quality factor may be applied to the yield to reflect the lower prices you will receive. This adjustment increases the likelihood and size of a claim payment.

TypeHow quality factoring is applied
Soybeans with presence of green soybeans

If your soybeans are graded sample due to the presence of green soybeans, your yield for the bushels of affected soybeans is factored downward. 

Your actual yield, not the factored yield, is used in determining your AFY.

Tofu and natto

If your tofu or natto soybeans are downgraded to the crusher (conventional) market, a ratio is used to factor the actual yield downward. The ratio is calculated by dividing the floating claim price for conventional soybeans by the floating claim price for tofu or natto soybeans.

The factored yield, not your actual yield, is used in determining your AFY.

Pedigreed seed (germination guarantee)

If your pedigreed seed soybean production is downgraded to the commercial market due to an insured peril (i.e., the seed production is below germination standards for certified seed as determined by an accredited lab test), a price ratio is used to factor the actual yield downward. The price ratio is calculated by dividing the floating claim price for conventional soybeans by the floating claim price for pedigreed soybeans.

Your actual yield, not the factored yield, is used in determining your AFY.

Calculating your coverage and cla​​ims

Your coverage depen​ds on:

  • Average farm yield
  • Coverage level
  • Guaranteed production
  • Claim price

Average farm yield (AFY)

An AFY is calculated and used as a benchmark to determine if your actual production is below average.

If you are…Your AFY is calculated…
An existing participantUsing your reported yields for up to the past 10 years.
A new participant

By assigning an underwritten 5-year AFY for each crop that is based on a variety of factors, such as soil type, drainage and township averages.

Note: Each year that you participate, your actual yield replaces an underwritten yield until your AFY is composed entirely of your own yields.

Yield adjustment fact​​or

Your historical yields are​ adjusted to reflect changes in practices or technology over time. An adjustment factor is applied to your actual yields for each individual crop. Underwritten yields are not factored.

​Yield bufferin​g

One bad production year doesn't significantly impact a producer's 10-year average farm yield. Unusually high and low yields are buffered to stabilize your AFY and lessen the impact of extreme yields. Buffering is applied after the yield adjustment factor.

  • Your yield is buffered up if it is below 70% of your 10-year average (lower threshold). The yield is buffered up by two thirds of the difference between your yield and the lower threshold.
  • Your yield is buffered down if it is above 130% of your 10-year average (upper threshold). The yield is buffered down by two thirds of the difference between your yield and the upper threshold.

For examples of how yield buffering works, see the Yield Buffering feature sheet.

Coverage​ l​evel

When you apply or renew each year, you choose one coverage level. It determ​​ines your guaranteed production.

Guarantee​​d production

Your guaranteed production is determined by multiplying your AFY by your selected coverage level. If an insured peril causes your actual yield to fall below your guaranteed production, a production loss claim may be paid o​n the difference.

Claim pr​​ice

When you apply o​​​r renew each year, you select a fixed or floating claim price (where applicable). The claim price you choose is applied to your yield to calculate a dollar value for the purpose of paying a claim.







Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Agricorp – Ontario – Canada