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You Protect Them, Now Let Us Protect You

Posted May. 04, 2017

Marketing livestock is hardly straight-forward and only through hindsight do we actually know whether the pricing decision made (or didn’t make) on a particular day was good, bad or ugly. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) has helped alleviate some of the risk of marketing cattle into what is often a volatile and uncertain market.

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Spring Extensions - Letter to Industry

Posted Apr. 11, 2017

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is working diligently to ensure producers are receiving accurate information and timely customer service as they start their 2017 year. I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the frequently asked questions being asked by producers and highlight key information which may be valuable to your members during the upcoming months.

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Start this season off on the right foot - enrol in AgriStability

Posted Apr. 04, 2017

“AgriStability reaches beyond what is included in Crop Insurance coverage to provide producers with comprehensive security for less than pennies on the dollar,” said SCIC President and CEO, Shawn Jaques.

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Provincial Sales Tax on Insurance Premiums

Posted Mar. 23, 2017

On March 22, 2017, the 2017-18 Saskatchewan budget was announced. As part of this budget, effective July 1, 2017 the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of six per cent will apply to all insurance premiums.

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Record Crop Insurance Coverage for Producers in 2017

Posted Feb. 23, 2017

Today Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced details of the 2017 Crop Insurance Program. Once again, Saskatchewan producers will have access to the highest coverage in program history as the Crop Insurance Program continues to strengthen and provide effective risk protection for Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers.

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WEBCAST - View 2017 Crop Insurance Program Announcement

Posted Feb. 22, 2017

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced the 2017 Crop Insurance Program at the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) Head Office in Melville on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

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Canada’s Agriculture Day - Open House

Posted Feb. 09, 2017

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) and the Ministry of Agriculture will be holding an open house at offices across the province on February 16, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day.

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Important AgriStability Deadline for Program Participation

Posted Dec. 13, 2016

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is reminding producers December 31, 2016, is the final deadline to submit 2015 AgriStability forms and pay 2016 program fees.

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Survey Launched in Preparation for the Next Agriculture Policy Framework

Posted Nov. 14, 2016

Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced online consultations to help determine priority areas for the Next Policy Framework (NPF).

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Crop Insurance Pays On Claims for 2016

Posted Nov. 02, 2016

Inclement weather over the summer and throughout the fall has extended the harvest season and impacted quality on crops, particularly lentils, peas and wheat. Losses in quality and quantity are insurable under the Crop Insurance Program.

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Producers Protected Despite Tough Fall

Posted Oct. 13, 2016

The poor weather the last couple of weeks has brought harvest to a standstill and raised questions about whether the 2016 crop will all be combined this year. The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation wants to remind producers they are covered for crop damage as a result of the weather conditions and they can receive an extension of insurance if they cannot harvest their crop by November 15.

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AgriStability Participants Advised of Important Deadline

Posted Sep. 13, 2016

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation is reminding producers an important date for participation in the AgriStability Program is coming up.

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Canadian Grain Commission Harvest Sample Program

Posted Sep. 01, 2016

The Canadian Grain Commission is looking for participants for the Harvest Sample Program. The Harvest Sample Program is a voluntary program for Canadian grain producers. When you sign up for the Harvest Sample Program, you’ll get a free grade annually on samples from your crop of barley, beans, canola, chick peas, corn, flaxseed, lentils, mustard, oats, pea beans, peas, soybeans or wheat.

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Estevan customer service office resumes operations

Posted Jul. 13, 2016

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) would like to advice producers the Estevan customer service office is now back in full operation, as it was temporarily closed due to flooding from the July 10 rainstorm.

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Livestock Price Insurance Works

Posted May. 10, 2016

In 2015 the cattle market went through substantial ups and downs. Producers who purchased livestock price insurance had a level of protection to help offset the market volatility.

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