Saskatchewan, federal governments extend crop insurance deadline

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Saskatchewan, federal governments extend crop insurance deadline

The provincial government of Saskatchewan, together with the federal government, has announced that Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) has extended its program contract deadline, giving local farmers more time to apply, make changes to, reinstate, or cancel their contracts.

“Canada is fortunate to have such dedicated, hard-working farmers who put high quality food on our tables daily,” said federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau in a release. “By offering Saskatchewan producers this extension, we are giving them the flexibility they need to get their job done in challenging times like these.”

CTV News reported that the new deadline is April 13, 2020.

“It is critical for our government to continue to support Saskatchewan agriculture,” added provincial agriculture minister David Marit. “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.”

Crop insurance is a business risk management program supported via the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Under the program, 40% of the premiums are paid by participating producers, while 36% is paid for by the federal government and 24% by the Saskatchewan government.