Nov. 2, 2015, Ontario – The 2015 winter wheat harvest is complete, and 2016 planting is well underway. Agricorp is advising Ontario winter wheat producers to review the outcome of last year’s crop as they make decisions about production insurance coverage for 2016.
The great weather of late summer has continued into the fall and has provided optimal planting conditions for winter wheat. Last year’s wet weather disrupted fall harvest and planting, but winter wheat acreage is expected to return to normal this year, and Agricorp expects to insure roughly 700,000 acres across the province.
Reporting is easy
Producers can report their winter wheat acres by signing in to agricorp.com or using the new shortcut at agricorp.com/acreage. The online reporting tool provides round-the-clock reporting convenience that lets producers submit their acreage reports anytime, anywhere, with an Agricorp ID. The final date to report winter wheat acres is Nov. 8.
"Reporting acres on time is important for maintaining coverage, but reporting those acres accurately is important for making sure producers get, and pay for, the coverage they need. If producers report too many acres, they may pay too much premium; if they report too few acres, they may not receive the right compensation in the event of a claim," reminds Agricorp in a press release.
In 2015, Agricorp says it insured nearly 5,000 customers with about 460,000 acres of winter wheat, worth more than $200 million in liability. Click here to view a map of harvested soft red winter wheat in Ontario.