Farmers seek insurance promise

Commissions for Alberta’s major crops are pressing the provincial agriculture department and the Agriculture Financial Services Corp. to ensure farmers are covered for the many acres of unharvested 2016 crop. The Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Alberta Pulse Growers Commission scheduled a meeting with the agriculture minister and AFSC April […] Read more


Producer upset with SCIC policy

A farmer from Pangman, Sask., says he and several others in the area were denied unseeded acreage coverage last year, even though it was too wet to seed. He wonders how many others were also left out. Jim Liggett appealed the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp.’s decision locally and to the provincial appeal panel but was […] Read more


Saskatchewan crop insurance premiums to rise 8.5 percent

Crop insurance premiums in Saskatchewan will rise on average by 8.5 percent in 2017. Saskatchewan agriculture minister Lyle Stewart announced the rate increase Feb 23, along with officials from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. The increase will translate into average crop insurance premiums of $8.51 per acre in 2017, up from $7.84 in 2016. Actual […] Read more



Sask. crop insurance premiums to rise by 8.5 percent

Crop insurance premiums in Saskatchewan will rise on average by 8.5 percent in 2017. Saskatchewan agriculture minister Lyle Stewart announced the rate increase Feb 23, along with officials from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. The increase will translate into average crop insurance premiums of $8.51 per acre in 2017, up from $7.84 in 2016. Actual […] Read more