Harvest Production Declaration
Production information is used to calculate annual yield and must be submitted before you can register a post-harvest claim and no later than November 15.
Declaring your Yields
In the fall, you will be mailed a Production Declaration form. The deadline to submit your declaration is November 15, and declaration information must be provided before you can register any yield-loss claims. You can phone, mail, fax or drop off the information, and CropConnect customers may complete personalized declarations online.
The Production Declaration serves two important functions for your Crop Insurance contract:
- Production information is used to calculate your annual yield. If you do not complete a Production Declaration, your annual yield will be set at zero, reducing your future coverage by 10 per cent for each year you fail to report.
- Production Declaration information must be submitted before you can register a post-harvest claim and should be filed as soon as you complete harvest. This makes the claim process more efficient, allows us to better allocate our adjusting resources, and improves the customer service you receive.
SCIC verifies a percentage of all declarations.
As with all SCIC yield-loss programs, your insured forage crop annual production is used to calculate claims and update your individual yield guarantee. If you do not provide this information, your annual yield will be set equal to the guaranteed production, thereby reducing future coverage. In July, you will be mailed a production declaration to report your annual yield. Return this information to SCIC or contact your customer service office by September 30, to report your yield, SCIC will verify a percentage of declaration. If you have second-cut production, you must contact SCIC with your production information.