Crop insurer Agricorp announced in late December that it has automatically extended coverage for 2022 production losses due to farm labour disruptions caused by COVID. Coverage will include:
• Production loss coverage for yield-based commodities;
• Abandonment threshold coverage for fresh vegetables – acreage loss basis;
• Mortality loss coverage for fruit trees, grape vines;
• Colony loss coverage for bee health.
Insurance will cover production losses that are due to illness or quarantine of the producer due to COVID; inability to fulfill contracted on-farm labour due to COVID; illness or quarantine of on-farm labour due to COVID.
Coverage does not apply to forage. This coverage “does not apply to any other coverages not listed above, such as unseeded acreage, replanting, salvage, or by-passed acreage,” an Agricorp statement said.