Swift Current area littered with hail, causes crop damage

Jul 26, 2023 | 4:15pm

The Swift Current area was on the receiving end of a hail storm that came through on Saturday. Richard Cuthbert is a wheat breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, based in Swift Current. He says the storm was heading towards the community, and by 6:20 p.m. that day the winds started to pick up, then […]

Hail insurance coverage reaches record level in 2022

Jan 3, 2023 | 11:49am

  The Canadian Crop Hail Association says the industry set a record 10 billion dollars in hail insurance coverage this past year. President Scott McQueen of Saskatoon says farmers purchased record levels of insurance due to rising costs and strong crop prices. He says the 10 billion dollar record is 20 percent higher than the […]

Sask farmers preparing for harvest in southeast Sask

Aug 9, 2022 | 4:03am

Crops are ripening quickly with harvest about to start in southeast Saskatchewan. The provincial crops extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, says a few crops are ready for harvest this week. Roberts sees a bumper crop in parts of the southeast because of weekly rains during the growing season. But she says there are concerns […]

Sask harvest has just begun in western areas

Aug 4, 2022 | 11:24am

  The latest Saskatchewan agriculture crop report says harvest has just begun in the province. Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says only a few fields have been combined so far this month, mostly in the west central and southwest regios. In eastern areas, he says harvest is at lest seven to ten days away […]

CCHA reported over 1,000 claims of crop damage from early month storms

Jul 28, 2022 | 10:27am

Crop insurance adjusters have been out in full force across Western Canada after storms earlier this month damaged crops across the region. Due to storms that occurred between July 4 and 11, the Canadian Crop Hail Association is investigating more than 1,102 claims of crop damage during the period. CCHA President Scott McQueen of Palliser […]

Hail crop damage claims above average in June in Sask

Jul 11, 2022 | 11:00am

  Crop damage claim numbers from June hailstorms in Saskatchewan are above normal. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Scott McQueen, says claim numbers are up but damage is generally light, although some areas had severe loss. Hail ranged from pea to baseball in size. McQueen says crop hail claims in the final […]

Many sections feeling the effect of hail from latest thunderstorm

Jun 24, 2022 | 10:55am

It was anything but a quiet night in Saskatchewan. Nearly the entire southern half of the province was under a thunderstorm watch or a warning, with some communities experiencing tornado warnings. Environment Canada’s Danielle Desjardins says they have not received any reports of any official tornadoes in the province from Thursday night as of yet, […]

Southeast Saskatchewan shook up by thunderstorm activity

Jun 20, 2022 | 8:16am

It was anything but a calm quiet Sunday in southeast Saskatchewan. A storm popped up that created heavy winds, hail, and thunderstorms. James Colangelo from Environment Canada says there were reports of flooding and tree damage in Kipling. There were also reports of baseball sized hail in Corning, tennis ball sized hail in Langbank and […]

Hail claims light across Saskatchewan Sept 5th to 15th

Sep 28, 2021 | 6:10am

Mild weather in mid-September has brought relief to hail adjusters following a challenging storm season in late August and the first couple days of this month. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Scott McQueen, says there were 47 hail damage claims from storms between September 5th and 15th. He says the light damage […]