Crop Damage Compensation
All Saskatchewan producers are eligible for up to one hundred per cent compensation on damage to crops caused by wildlife.
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- Up to 100 per cent compensation on crop damage caused by white-tailed deer, mule deer, antelope, elk, bears, moose, bison, wild boars, ducks, geese, beavers, blackbirds, gophers and sandhill cranes or other non-domestic species.
- Compensation for flood damage to seeded crop and tame forage due to beaver structures.
- Wildlife damage compensation is available on claims $150 and over.
- Initial payments are made at 75 per cent of crop prices determined by a survey conducted in August. Final compensation values are set based on a six-month average price survey conducted from September to February. The crop grade at harvest is used to determine compensation rates.
- Compensation is also available for cleaning excreta contaminated grain. SCIC staff must identify excreta contamination while crops are still in the field. Excreta compensation is not deducted from subsequent yield-loss claims.
- A handling allowance is available to producers who submit a receipt for cleaning their excreta-contaminated grain.
- For Crop Insurance customers, wildlife losses do not affect long-term individual yields. A customer’s yield before wildlife damage will be used to calculate their long-term yield.
Compensation is not paid on:
- Volunteer crops
- Crops planted too late in the season to produce a normal yield
- Crops seeded on land considered unsuitable for crop production
- Crops left out where harvest was generally completed in the area
- All seeded commercial crops, including crops not currently insured by SCIC.
- Stacked hay, silage, and bales (In order to receive compensation, hay must be put into stacks).
- Crops used for alternative feeding systems.
- Market gardens, tree nurseries, sod farms, honey and leaf cutter bees, including their structures.
- Compensation is not retroactive; it is paid from the date damage is reported.