Crop insurance benefits expanded for camelina
By Top Crop Manager
Mar. 3, 2016 - Saskatchewan farmers are now entitled to an Establishment Benefit for camelina under the provincial crop insurance program.
The new Establishment Benefit means producers can now file a claim if their camelina crop fails to establish due to insurable causes before the seeding deadline.
"We didn't have this benefit before," notes Christina Eynck, Smart Earth Seeds plant breeder. "It demonstrates the increasing recognition of camelina as a valuable oilseed cropping option. The $30 per acre reflects input from producers who've had success with the crop and the fact that camelina is a low input crop that can be seeded on marginal land across various soil zones."
Camelina seeded in the brown soil zone will have a seeding deadline of May 21.
In the rest of Saskatchewan, the Establishment Benefit of $30/acre may be paid for camelina crops which fail to adequately establish or suffer damage before June 20. A minimum of 10 acres or 10 per cent of the total acres seeded must have failed to establish to be eligible.