Agricultural Insurance

By mmuise

Agricultural Insurance is a valuable business risk management tool that provides farmers with financial protection against production losses caused by natural perils, such as drought, excessive moisture, hail, frost, wind and wildlife.

Comments on Funding:

Applicants can select a plan that guarantees 60%, 70% or 80% of an average yield. Premium costs are shared between producers and the provincial and federal governments.
On a crop year basis, producers pay 40% of the total premium cost for comprehensive insurance coverage. Together, the federal and provincial governments contribute the other 60%.
Administrative costs are not included in the total premium cost; instead, administrative costs are fully funded by both levels of government.

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Applicants must:

  • be New Brunswick farmers,
  • grow an eligible crop. Insurance is currently available for apples, grains, grain corn, oilseeds, pulse crops, potatoes, sweet corn, strawberries, fresh market vegetables and wild blueberries in New Brunswick.
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit the completed application form specific for their crop to the NB Agricultural Insurance Commission.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

The Agricultural Insurance is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
The deadline for purchasing insurance varies according to crop. In general, perennial Agricultural Insurance is sold in the fall. All others are generally sold prior to planting.

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