There is a lot of uncertainty for Saskatchewan producers these days. Fortunately, the deadline has been extended for producers to apply, reinstate, cancel, or make changes to Crop Insurance contracts.
The new deadline is April 13.
The announcement was made earlier today by Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit.
“It is critical for our government to continue to support Saskatchewan agriculture,” Marit said in a press release. “We understand the challenges producers faced over the last year including evolving situations like the COVID-19 pandemic that continue to add to these uncertainties.”
Producers now have an additional two weeks to finalize their Crop Insurance contracts. This extension gives producers more time to prepare and make decisions regarding all aspects of their business, including risk management.
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) continues to support producers ahead of the 2020 growing season. Staff are available to assist you by phone at 1-888-935-0000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current customers can also use SCIC’s online application, CropConnect, available at www.scic.ca/cropconnect, to enter insurance selections, add or delete crops, change program options and choose coverage levels.