Many Saskatchewan producers are facing challenges this growing season as dry conditions are negatively impacting crop potential, including forage crops.
SCIC is working with producers to discuss options with pre-harvest appraisals and putting crops to alternate use. Contact your local SCIC office to review the Program requirements before putting a crop to alternate use.
Putting your crop to an alternate use
SCIC understands the urgency in getting grain crops diverted to livestock feed. SCIC has flexible processes to support producers making timely, on-farm decisions for their operations. Contact your local SCIC office. Our staff will guide you through the process, which may include leaving checkstrips.
Request an Inspection
Producers decide what they want to do with their crop. If you would like to put your insured crop to an alternate use (baling, grazing, etc.) other than harvesting, please contact SCIC for a pre-harvest appraisal. An inspection must be requested, prior to putting your insured acres to an alternate use.Learn more about Pre-Harvest Appraisals
To help make decisions for your crop, you may wish to take plant counts. A Pre-Harvest Worksheet is now available. Producers wishing to use this worksheet must still contact your local SCIC office if you intend to put the crop to an alternate use. This workbook is not intended to replace adjuster appraisals, but rather assist you when making farm decisions. Producer appraised yields are for information purposes only and will NOT be used for the claim or for future coverage.
Low Yield Appraisal – Changes For The 2023 Growing Season
For 2023, SCIC is doubling the Crop Insurance low yield appraisal threshold. This option is only available for customers who bale, graze or silage their crops (including cereals, pulses, canola and flax).
A pre-harvest appraisal occurs when your insured acres are put to an alternate use other than harvesting. If the appraised yield falls below the low yield appraisal threshold level, SCIC can reduce the final yield used in the claim calculation to zero. This threshold level is meant to reflect the approximate cost of harvesting a severely damaged crop.
Once completed, the appraised yield is amended to zero bushels per acres for the claim payment. The final appraised yield is used for future individual coverage calculations.
Livestock producers may gain access to feed sources from Crop Insurance customers who chose to put their crops to an alternative use. Producers are encouraged to contact their neighbouring operations to set up arrangements.
|CROP||THRESHOLD LEVEL (KILOGRAMS)||THRESHOLD LEVEL (BUSHELS)||2023 DOUBLED THRESHOLD LEVEL (KILOGRAMS)||2023 DOUBLED THRESHOLD LEVEL (BUSHELS)|
|Khorasan / Kamut®||136||5||272||10|
|Large Green Lentils||82||3||164||6|
|Lentils - Other||82||3||164||6|
|Small Kabuli Chickpea||82||3||164||6|
|Large Kabuli Chickpea||82||3||164||6|
|Alfalfa Seed||11||25 pounds||22||50 pounds|
Update: Deteriorating canola and flax acres diverted to feed are now eligible for the doubled low yield appraisal. Please contact your local SCIC office.
Doubled Low Yield Appraisal Calculations
The doubled low yield appraisal is only available for customers who bale, graze or silage their crops (including cereals, pulses, canola and flax). Once a customer completes the alternate use for feed, the appraised yield is amended to zero bushels per acres for the claim payment.
For producers looking to put partial acres to alternate use for feed, a Pre-Harvest appraisal must be completed. Only baled, grazed or silage crops are eligible for a doubled low yield appraisal. If the appraised yield is below the double low yield appraisal threshold, the claim is set to zero. SCIC must account for all harvested and appraised production in the calculation of the customer’s claim.
Before you begin to graze, bale or silage your damaged crop, please contact your local SCIC office or call us at 1-888-935-0000.Contact Us
Report Wildlife Damage
Prior to harvest, please contact SCIC if you experience any crop damage due to wildlife and pests. All Saskatchewan producers may be eligible for compensation on damage to crops and livestock caused by wildlife.Learn more
AgriStability Interim Benefit
To help manage the challenges associated with dry conditions, AgriStability participants may apply for the interim benefit option to access a portion of their 2023 benefit early. Producers enrolled in AgriStability for the 2023 year can access 50 per cent of their estimated final benefit. Also, in most cases, the additional expenses a producer incurs to procure additional feed is an eligible expense through the AgriStability Program.Click here to learn more