Yield Cushioning

Yield cushioning limits the impact on yield coverage in poor crop years

Yield cushioning provides greater protection and coverage to Saskatchewan producers by limiting the impact on yield coverage in poor crop years. Yield cushioning includes forage crops.

Yield cushioning reduces the impact of consecutive poor yields by limiting or “cushioning” the decrease in a producer’s yield coverage. Yield cushioning occurs by crop and land use. When two low yields occur in consecutive years, the amount the yield coverage drops will be cushioned in the second year. For this year, yields from two years ago will be cushioned to 70 per cent of the customer’s Long-Term Individual Yield.

Some conditions will apply. Customers with uninsured causes of loss, or who have a Management Experience Transfer less than 0.85 and a surcharge of 15 per cent or more, are not eligible for yield cushioning.

When two low yields occur in consecutive years, the amount the yield coverage drops will be cushioned in the second year.