Insurable Crops

Forage crops insurable under this multi-peril yield loss program include: tame hay; dehydrated alfalfa; sweetclover and greenfeed.

Tame Hay

Yield-loss coverage is available on established tame perennial crops grown for forage including:

  • alfalfa
  • alfalfa/grass
  • grass
  • red clover

Dehydrated Alfalfa

Established alfalfa acres contracted to a participating Saskatchewan plants are eligible for yield‑loss coverage.


Sweetclover acres intended for forage production that successfully establish can be insured for yield-loss.


This insurance protects the following annual cereal crops grown for greenfeed:

  • wheat (all types, including durum)
  • barley
  • oats
  • triticale
  • fall and spring rye

Acres baled or grown for silage are provided yield‑loss coverage.

Included in your greenfeed yield-loss selection is the Greenfeed Establishment Benefit which provides coverage for acres of greenfeed that fail to establish after planting. To be eligible for a greenfeed establishment claim, a minimum of 10 acres or 10 per cent of the total acres seeded to greenfeed, whichever is less, must have failed to establish. Greenfeed that fails to adequately establish or suffers significant damage due to insurable causes before June 30 is eligible for an establishment benefit.

If you believe it is necessary to reseed or work down a portion of your insured greenfeed crop prior to June 30, contact SCIC immediately. An adjuster must inspect those acres to assess possible eligibility for the establishment benefit. Insurance may be purchased on the reseeded acres even if the crop was not previously selected. If the reseeded crop was previously selected, those acres will continue to be insured.

Other Options

Other options for forage acres under this program include an Establishment, Restoration, and Forage Diversification Option and Timothy Hay Program.

Tame hay can also be insured under the Forage Rainfall Insurance Program. This Program provides insurance coverage for timely precipitation. In the event precipitation is below the long-term average.

Seed producers also have insurance options:

  • Alfalfa seed may be insured under a specific yield-loss option.
  • Red clover, rye grass, millet and other forage seed crops are eligible for the Diversification Option.
  • Coverage for establishment losses when the Forage Establishment Benefit Option is selected in the year of seeding.
  • Restoration coverage for flooded acres.