- Organic insurance provides certified organic producers coverage that reflects organic farming practices and higher dollar values.
- Crops must be grown on land that is eligible to be certified organic in the crop year in which organic insurance is selected.
- If a field is eligible when the crop is sown, but certification is not awarded during the crop year, MASC will continue to insure it as an organic crop.
- Transitional land is only eligible for conventional coverage.
- Eligible crops include all wheat types, fall rye, oats, flax, barley, peas, and hemp grain.
- March 31 is the last day to apply for organic insurance, make changes to (add or delete crops and change coverage levels) or to cancel AgriInsurance.
- Coverage for organic crops is established using historical individual yield data.
- For years where individual history is unavailable, the organic crop coverage will be equal to per cent of the conventional average yield for that crop for each year of missing data.
- Producers can bring in proof of historical production to apply towards their individual probable yield.
- Fields must be listed as organic on the Seeded Acreage Report in order to have organic coverage.
- Dollar values are higher than the corresponding conventional crop values.
- The same grade guarantee and grade factor applies to the organic crop as the corresponding conventional crop.
- Certified organic acreage can be insured as organic or conventional. However, if the organic option is selected, all eligible acres of the organic crop must be insured as organic.
- If an organic crop is insured as conventional, the crop will be subject to the same weed tolerance and fertility expectations as conventional crops.