Establishment Benefit

Crops that do not grow or adequately establish may be eligible for an establishment benefit.

Establishment Benefit for Spring Seeded Crops

To be eligible for an establishment claim there must be an area that is five acres or greater together in one piece (not scattered) per legal land description. The non-established acres must exceed the lesser of 10 acres or 10 per cent of the total acres seeded before an establishment claim is paid. Both acre conditions are to be met. Crops that fail to adequately establish or suffer significant damage due to insurable causes before June 20 are eligible for an establishment benefit, even if reported as yield-loss after June 20.

If you believe it is necessary to reseed or work down a portion of your insured crop prior to June 20, contact SCIC immediately. An adjuster must inspect those acres prior to reseeding or destroying the acres.

Insurance may be purchased on the reseeded acres even if the crop was not previously selected. If the reseeded crop was previously selected, those acres will continue to be insured. To be eligible for insurance, reseeded crops must abide by SCIC’s seeding deadlines.

Spring Establishment Benefit for Fall-Seeded Crops

Crops seeded by September 15 and insured for yield‑loss by March 31 of the following year, will be covered for spring related establishment losses that are not winterkill related. Yield-loss coverage will be denied if fall-seeded acres are grazed in the fall, or in the spring, prior to June 10. Contact your customer service office if grazing or cutting your fall‑seeded acres for feed after June 10.


Establishment Benefit Prices


This year's Establishment Benefit prices are available. Visit our Prices webpage for full details.

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Crops damaged and not established before June 20 will be eligible for an Establishment Benefit only, even if you report the damage as yield-loss after June 20.