Adjusters work to inspect damaged crops as harvest continues

Producers are asked to leave adequate strips of damaged crops for inspection with harvest in full swing, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 825 claims of crop damage from storms that occurred Aug. 7-14.

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

CCHA Chairman Scott McQueen, of Palliser Insurance, said hail activity remained slower than normal.

“With harvest in full swing, adjusters have better access to fields which speeds up the adjusting process,” he said. “Sporadic storms continue to produce a wide variety of damage from very light to medium-heavy with stones ranging from pea to nickel size hail.

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


Crops damaged: Barley, canola, chickpeas, corn, dill, drybeans, faba beans, flax, lentils, mustard, oats, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, rye, sugarbeets, triticale, wheat

Communities impacted: Grassy Lake, Burdett, Etzikom, Orion, Enchant, Schuler, Sundre, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs, Irricana, Rockyford, Paradise Valley, McLaughlin, Round Hill, Kingman, Toefield, Dewberry, Heinsburg, Bear Canyon, Beiseker, Bow Island


Crops damaged: Peas, wheat, canola, canola, barley, oats

Communities impacted include: Allan, Semans, Ituna, Yorkton, Dundurn, Leader, Norquay, Preeceville, Raymore, Wynyard, Cudworth, Theodore, Shamrock, Moose Jaw, Moosomin, Bulyea, Strasbourg, Plenty, Kerrobert, Eatonia, Hoosier, Marengo, Duval, Watrous, Southey, Martensville, Semans, Kamsack


Crops damaged: soybeans, canola, cereals, peas, barley, wheat, soybeans

Communities impacted include: The Pas, Arborg, Russell, Inglis, Arnes, Riverton, Beausejour, Oakbank, Grandview, Dauphin, Gilbert Plains, Fork River, Dauphin, Winnipeg, Arborg