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Agricorp answers frequently asked questions from Ontario farmers


The cool, wet start to the 2019 growing season left many Ontario farmers battling difficult planting conditions. Agricorp, the province’s production insurance provider, compiled a resource on how an unseeded acreage benefit (USAB) works in varying situations.

The resources helps to answer some of the frequently asked questions from Ontario producers, such as:

  • How do I know if I have USAB coverage?
  • How much does USAB pay?
  • What crop is used for USAB payments?
  • Can I change the crop that my 2019 USAB payment is based on?
  • What is the deadline to report my unseeded acres?

For 2019, Agricorp extended the deadline to report unseeded acres beyond its original June 15 deadline in response to planting delays experienced across the province. Producers have more time to report unseeded acres, more time to change their selected crop for an unseeded acreage benefit, and more time to make changes to their production insurance.

For 2019, producers can report unseeded acres to Agricorp by their acreage-reporting deadline. This deadline extension follows Agricorp’s earlier announcements that extended the planting deadlines for several crops, such as corn and soybeans, in southwest and eastern Ontario.

View all the frequently asked questions about the USAB for grains and oilseeds here.