Due to the unique nature of some crops insured by AgriInsurance, MASC provides additional specific information for these crops - seeding deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more.
Fact Sheets for Specific AgriInsurance Crops
Corn Insurance Details
Corn Insurance provides optional coverage for growing hybrid and open pollinated corn for grain, as well as provisions that directly relate to production, coverage and storage of silage corn.
Forage Seed Details
Forage Seed Insurance provides financial assistance to producers when they experience a significant production shortfall. Coverage is based on your individual 10-year historic yields, and all varieties of alfalfa seed, tall fescue seed, perennial ryegrass seed, and pedigreed timothy seed are insurable (with some qualifications).
Novel Crops Details
Novel Crops Insurance provides coverage on crops not currently covered by the AgriInsurance program due to the relatively small number of acres grown and/or lack of data or information available.
Organic Production Details
AgriInsurance for Organic Crops reflects the additional value of organic production and recognizes the special management challenges associated with organic production. Insured under the AgriInsurance for Organic Crops program, producers receive higher dollar values and pay relatively higher premiums to reflect the higher risk and higher dollar value.
Pedigreed Seed Details
To help offset higher costs incurred by producing pedigreed seed (Red Spring, Hard White, Durum, Extra Strong, Prairie Spring and Winter wheats, Barley, Soybeans, Oats, Canola, Rapeseed, Flax, and Field Peas), MASC gives pedigreed seed growers the option to insure their eligible crops at higher dollar values. Producers must select 'Pedigreed Seed Insurance' by March 31, and declare any pedigreed seed acres on their Seeded Acreage Report (SAR).
Perennial Ryegrass Seed Details
Perennial Ryegrass Seed Insurance provides compensation to producers of perennial ryegrass seed when they experience a significant production shortfall. In its establishment year, perennial ryegrass seed is also insurable under the Forage Establishment Insurance (FEI) program. Producers who select FEI are insured for winterkill and other causes of loss during the establishment phase.
Polycrop Establishment Details
Polycrop Establishment Insurance provides financial assistance to Manitoba farmers if an eligible polycrop fails to establish. Polycrops are the mixture of two or more annual crops, other than Greenfeed, grown simultaneously on the same acreage for purposes of livestock feed, soil restoration, or green manure.
Potato Insurance provides financial assistance to Manitoba potato growers when they experience a significant production shortfall. Both table and processing potatoes (irrigated and non-irrigated) are insurable, and growers can choose from 50%, 70%, and 80% coverage levels.
Winter Wheat Details
Winter Wheat Insurance provides compensation to producers who experience a significant production shortfall or need to reseed due to winterkill or other designated perils. Coverage for winter wheat is slightly different than other cereal crops: Winter wheat and fall rye crops destroyed prior to June 20 are not eligible for a Stage 1 indemnity (50% coverage), but are eligible for a 25% reseed benefit for losses prior to June 20. Losses occurring after June 20 and prior to harvest are deemed Stage 2 losses, and are eligible for 100% coverage.
Saskatoon Establishment Details
Saskatoon Establishment Insurance provides coverage to Manitoba producers who grow saskatoons commercially and sustain losses due to natural causes during the establishment phase. This program covers saskatoon plants for a 3-year establishment phase, and remains in effect from year-to-year until cancelled by the producer.
Strawberry Establishment Details
Strawberry Establishment Insurance provides coverage to Manitoba's commercial strawberry producers who sustain losses in the establishment period due to natural causes. Insured strawberry plants are insured over their first winter after being transplanted.