Entries by Jesse Denaro

Storm Activity Sporadic Across Western Canada

Farmers reported sporadic storm activity across western Canada with pea-sized hail and a range of crop damage, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred Aug 15-29. CCHA member companies are investigating about 700 claims made by farmers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the time period.

Storm Activity Spotty Across Western Canada

Farmers reported spotty storm activity across western Canada with heavy damage and golf ball-sized hail in at least one area, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred Aug. 2-14. CCHA member companies are investigating about 280 claims made by farmers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the time period.

Farmers Urged to Leave Samples of Hail Damage as Harvest Begins

Farmers are urged to leave adequate samples of damaged crops as harvest begins across western Canada so insurance adjusters can accurately process claims, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. Harvest is beginning after a hail storm season that, so far, is tracking close to last year. Farmers have made about 10,000 claims. The hail season ends in October.

Saskatchewan leads in hail damage claims at mid-year

Farmers in Saskatchewan have reported the most damage from hail storms so far this year with nearly 7,000 claims filed with Canadian Crop Hail Association member companies, according to mid-year data. In total, CCHA companies have received more than 10,000 claims across Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and have completed processing on 46 percent of those.

Farmers report less hail damage across western Canada with milder weather

Farmers in western Canada got a break from the severe weather they saw earlier in July though storms continued to produce hail that damaged crops, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred July 22-26. CCHA member companies are investigating about 300 claims made by farmers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the time period.

Storms damage crops in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Storms in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan produced hail that resulted in crop damage, with some areas sustaining heavy damage, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred July 6-9 and July 11-12. CCHA member companies are investigating 821 claims in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan made by farmers after the storms.

CCHA Website Documents Western Canada’s Storms

The Canadian Crop Hail Association is launching a new website that will serve as a clearinghouse for details about storms across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The site, cropinsuranceincanada.com, is part of CCHA’s increased outreach aimed at providing prairie farmers, the public, and journalists in Western Canada more information about how hail insurance works to protect crops that are critical to the region’s economy.

Storms damage crops in Alberta, Saskatchewan

Storms in Alberta and Saskatchewan produced hail that resulted in light to medium crop damage with heavy damage reported in at least one area, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred on June 15, June 17, June 18 and June 19. CCHA member companies are investigating 128 claims with nearly half in the Saskatchewan communities of Assiniboia, Willowbunch, Ogema, Gravelbourg, Maple Creek, Elrose, Rosetown and Pierceland.

Early season storms damage crops across Western Canada

rms across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta produced hail that resulted in mostly light to medium damage to crops with significant damage seen in a few fields, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred May 29, June 2, June 6, June 7, June 9 and June 10. Farmers in the Saskatchewan communities of Weyburn, Midale, Ituna, Tisdale, Avonlea, Canora, Kamsack reported damage. In Manitoba, farmers in Portage, Somerset and High Bluff reported damage. And, farmers in the Alberta communities of Trochu and Westlock reported damage.