Crop Damage Compensation

By mmuise

All Saskatchewan producers are eligible for up to 100% compensation on damage to crops caused by wildlife.

Comments on Funding:

1. Up to 100% compensation on crop damage caused by white-tailed deer, mule deer, antelope, elk, bears, moose, bison, wild boars, ducks, geese, beavers, blackbirds, gophers and sandhill cranes or other non-domestic species.
Compensation for flood damage to seeded crop and tame forage due to beaver structures is also available.
2. Wildlife damage compensation is available on claims $150 and over.
3. Initial payments are made at 75% of crop prices determined by a survey conducted in August. Final compensation values are set based on a six-month average price survey conducted from September to February. The crop grade at harvest is used to determine compensation rates.
4. Compensation is not retroactive; it is paid from the date damage is reported.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must be Saskatchewan farmers growing the following eligible crops:

  • all seeded commercial crops, including crops not currently insured by SCIC;
  • stacked hay, silage, and bales (In order to receive compensation, hay must be put into stacks);
  • crops used for alternative feeding systems;
  • market gardens, tree nurseries, sod farms, honey and leafcutter bees, including their structures.
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