To be eligible for RMP: Grains and Oilseeds, you must:
- Grow at least one eligible grain or oilseed crop
- Enrol your entire acreage of each eligible grain and oilseed crop grown for the crop year
- Pay the premium(s)
- Participate in Production Insurance and meet all Production Insurance requirements and deadlines
- Participate in premises identification
Ontario-grown grain and oilseed crops, including farm-fed grains and crops grown for seed, are eligible for RMP: Grains and Oilseeds. Crops grown for plow-down are not eligible.
Eligible crops are classified as major or minor depending on the availability of target price and market price data. Typically, major crops are those most commonly grown in Ontario, so significant data is available. Because minor crops are not as commonly grown, less data is available. Major and minor crops are treated differently with respect to premiums, support prices and payments.
The following crops are eligible for RMP: Grains and Oilseeds:
- Black beans
- Corn (grain corn and farm-fed)
- Cranberry beans
- Hard red winter wheat
- Japan, adzuki and other beans
- Kidney beans
- Soft red winter wheat
- Soft white winter wheat
- Soybeans (including organic, tofu, natto and pedigreed seed)
- Spring grain (oats, barley and mixed grain)
- Spring wheat (including pedigreed seed)
- White beans
- Faba beans
- Field peas
- Hard white winter wheat
- Organic winter spelt
- Organic winter wheat
- Organic corn
- Seed and popping corn
Most minor crops are treated using a proxy approach — payments and your average farm yield (AFY) are assessed as if you had planted the major crop that covers the largest area in your county, according to Agricorp's database. Seed corn, organic corn, popping corn, hard white winter wheat and organic wheat are exceptions to this approach.
Seed corn and organic corn
Premiums, support levels and any payments for seed corn and organic corn use the values for grain corn.
Premiums for popping corn use the value for grain corn. Support levels and any payments use 2.5 times the values for grain corn.
Hard white winter wheat
Premiums, support levels and any payments for hard white winter wheat use the values for hard red winter wheat.
Premiums, support levels and any payments for organic wheat use the values for soft red winter wheat.