Posted Apr. 10, 2013
April 10, 2013
The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is reminding producers April 30 is the deadline to enrol in the 2013 AgriStability Program.
There are significant changes to AgriStability for the 2013 program year including lower program fees, 70 per cent margin coverage, harmonized compensation rates and limited reference margins. Producers are encouraged to review these changes as they determine enrolment for the 2013 program year. SCIC has information available and can meet with producers to discuss the impact on their individual farm’s coverage.
To remain enrolled, participants have until April 30, 2013, or 30 days from the date on their Enrolment/Fee Notice, whichever is later, to pay their program fee without penalty. If program fees are not paid by the deadline date, a 20 per cent penalty is added, which must be paid by December 31, 2013.
Producers that want to participate in AgriStability for the first time or wish to re-join the program must request a New Participant Package by April 30, 2013. Participants who wish to cancel their participation in AgriStability must also do so by April 30.
For more information about AgriStability, the 2013 program changes, or to access additional support, producers can contact SCIC:
- at their local Crop Insurance office;
- online at www.scic.ca; or
- by calling toll-free 1-866-270-8450.
For more information, contact:
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation