The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are reporting a record-breaking level of payments under the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) Forage Rainfall Insurance Program. Total 2023 program indemnities paid have totalled $60.4 million across SCIC’s 17 forage risk zones. A forage rainfall claim is triggered when the precipitation at a selected weather station is below… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced a change to crop insurance offered by Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) to allow more acres of low-yielding crops to be redirected to help livestock producers. Following on the heels of a similar announcement in Alberta last week, SCIC is again doubling the low yield appraisal threshold, allowing… Read More

Crop insurance holders in Saskatchewan will see a change in how premiums are calculated starting this year. Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced on Monday that farmers who purchase crop insurance from Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) will see an individual premium calculated for each crop they insure…. Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, both of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel. They cover a lot of topics, including: Profitability impact in the second half of the year; “What we heard” document on emissions… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan has responded to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association’s request for drought assistance. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced July 14 that Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) will implement measures to address dry conditions impacting producers. Effective immediately, changes will be made to allow low yielding crops to be put to alternate… Read More

Saskatchewan farmers have an extra 15 days to plant greenfeed crops and still receive crop insurance coverage. The federal and provincial agriculture ministers announced the deadline has been pushed back from June 30th to July 15th in hopes it will help mitigate a potential feed shortage. “The lack of moisture through the spring and so far this growing season has… Read More

 

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