The deadline for Crop Insurance customers to register a claim is November 15. Producers are also reminded to submit all 2013 production information to the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) for insured and uninsured crops, even if they do not have a claim.
Once a claim is registered, SCIC may send an adjuster to complete an inspection of the harvested production. The adjuster will measure production in bins as well as take samples to be graded, as compensation is available for quality losses.
All reported production information will be used to update a Crop Insurance customer’s individual coverage levels. With individual coverage, SCIC can provide producers with insurance guarantees representative of their personal growing history. Without this information, future coverage may be reduced by 10 per cent.
If producers are not finished harvest as of Nov. 15, they may request an extension of insurance.
Producers who have seeded fall rye and winter wheat and selected winterkill insurance are required to report these fall-seeded acres by Nov. 15.
All Saskatchewan producers are eligible for compensation if crop losses are the result of wildlife and waterfowl damages. This program offers 100 per cent compensation on claims $150 and over. Compensation is also available for damages to stacked forages and alternative feeding systems, such as swath grazing. Please speak to SCIC to register a claim and to receive more information about available prevention measures and predation compensation.
All information can be submitted by phone, fax, mail or office visit. For more information, producers can contact their local Crop Insurance office or call 1-888-935-0000.