Letter to Industry Regarding Dry Conditions

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is working diligently to ensure producers are receiving accurate information and timely customer service as harvest begins on the 2017 crop. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight key information which may be valuable to your members during the upcoming months.

Posted Aug. 11, 2017

We recognize there is a significant area of southern Saskatchewan along with other pockets throughout the province that will experience yield losses from the lack of precipitation this growing season. The Crop Insurance Program is in place to help backstop producers who are facing production shortfalls due to the dry conditions. Please be assured our staff and offices are prepared to work with producers to quickly and effectively handle their claims. We have developed a process to expedite claims in the areas where we know crop losses will be significant as a result of the dry conditions. We are also prepared to move adjusters around the province to areas where additional resources are needed to handle the workload.

When producers have completed harvest of their crop we encourage them to contact their local Crop Insurance office as soon as possible to report their production information.  The sooner we have the production information the sooner we will be able to calculate claims and get payments in the hands of our customers.

My hope is you will share this letter with your members and know we will be working hard to help producers during this difficult growing season. Thank you for your cooperation.

If producers have more questions, they should contact their local Crop Insurance office or call 1-888-935-0000 or watch our website saskcropinsurance.com for more details.

Sincerely,

Shawn Jaques