The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides:
• 100 per cent compensation on damage caused by white-tailed deer, mule deer, antelope, elk, bears, moose, bison, wild boars, ducks, geese, beavers, blackbirds, gophers and sandhill cranes that have not been held in captivity.
• 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 September. 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 excretacontaminated grain. The rate is set yearly based on a summary of licensed primary elevator tariffs and cleaning charges. SCIC staff must identify excreta contamination while crops are still in the field. Excreta compensation is not deducted from subsequent yieldloss claims. A handling allowance is available to producers who submit a receipt for cleaning their excreta-contaminated grain. This allowance is paid at 100 per cent and may vary yearly.
• 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