Overwinter coverage now available for strawberries

Ontario strawberry producers can now apply for enhanced coverage under the Production Insurance plan that covers losses during the winter month. The 2016 strawberry Production Insurance plan provides protection against a number of adverse weather conditions, including winter injury and wildlife. This enhanced coverage offers peace of mind to producers during the winter months for both Dayneutral and June-bearing varieties.

To enrol in Production Insurance for 2016

If you would like to enrol for 2016 but did not have Production Insurance in 2015, contact Agricorp by November 20, 2015 to complete an application and choose your coverage. An Agricorp adjuster will visit you to discuss your coverage, finalize your eligibility, and determine you premium deposit. Premium deposit payment is due December 20, 2015.

If you are renewing your Production Insurance in 2016

You will receive your strawberry renewal package in mid-November that outlines your coverage and options for 2016. Be sure to review your responsibilities and the coverage shown on your renewal notice. Your coverage will reflect the coverage you chose last year. A premium deposit is required and is due December 20, 2015. Contact us to make changes to your coverage.

In the spring, an adjuster will visit your farm to underwrite and calculate your final average yield. You will receive your final invoice at that time. The remaining premium balance is due May 15, 2016.

For more information or to enrol, call Agricorp at 1-888-247-4999. For more information on Production Insurance plan for strawberries, including plan details, please refer to the Agricorp website. Production Insurance for Strawberries

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