Adjusters investigate crop damage after hail, wind

Hail combined with strong winds and rain damaged crops across Western Canada, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 900 claims of crop damage from storms that occurred May 23 – June 17

Companies contributing to this report are Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Co-operative Hail Insurance, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation and Palliser Insurance

CCHA Chairman Scott McQueen, of Palliser Insurance, said producers are facing wet conditions in many parts of the provinces.

“A few tornados, heavy winds, and some light hail have made it an interesting start to the season in 2024,” he said. “Producers reseeding their crops will need to leave adequate samples for their adjuster.”

Here’s a look at storm damage across the region.


Crops damaged: Sugar beets, durum, fall rye, peas, wheat, canola, barley, corn, oats

Communities impacted: Chin, Enchant, Vauxhall, Rainier, Innisfail, Wetaskiwing, Ft. Sask., Picture Butte, Red Deer, Joffre, Thorhild, Fort Saskatchewan, Jarvie, Athabasca, Bluesky, St. Isidore, Grande Prairie


Crops damaged: Wheat, lentils, canola, barley, peas

Communities impacted include: Churchbridge, Insinger, Kuroki, Quill Lake, Yorkton, Elrose, Eston, Rosetown, Abbey, Clavet, Raymore, Milden, Swift Current. Wishart, Keeler


Crops damaged: Canola, peas, soybeans, corn, cereal grains, silage and grain corn, flax, edible beans, field peas, wheat

Communities impacted include: Binscarth, Birtle, Chortitz, Justice, Russell, Minnedosa, Morden, Notre Dame, Stanley, Winkler, Shoal Lake, Reinland, Somerset, Darlingford, Russell Oak, River Shoal Lake, Miami, St. Leon, Cypress River, Glenboro