It’s a good year so far for pre-harvest claims according to Saskatchewan Crop Insurance.
About 200 claims have been filed so far to the government-run insurance agency.
SCIC President and CEO Shawn Jacques said some areas are reporting more claims than others.
“Some parts of southern Saskatchewan, we saw some significant rainfall, so some of the crops may have been damaged by that, and then on the west side, just recently we saw some large hail storms in some areas, so we would have saw some claims because of that.”
Jacques said farmers can decide to make a claim due to damage, lack of yield, or if they need the crop for livestock feed.
“It’s really up to the producer at any time to put their crop to another use even if the crop isn’t damaged,” Jacques said. “If a producer is needing feed for their livestock, they can put a perfectly good crop to another use if they want, they just need to contact us so we can verify the yield.”
Jacques later added more claims may come in the coming days but it is highly dependent on the weather.