CCHA thanks farmers, adjusters as unprecedented 2020 season ends

Members of the Canadian Crop Hail Association are proud to have helped farmers in Western Canada manage the risks of Mother Nature safely and effectively during the unprecedented 2020 season, the association’s president said.

“We started the 2020 hail season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that required new social distancing guidelines to keep our adjusters and our customers safe,” said Scott McQueen, CCHA president. “On top of that, Mother Nature didn’t let up this year with damaging hail, flooding rain and tornadoes. We want to thank our adjusters, who adapted to the new safety guidelines while providing the same great service to farmers. We also want to thank all of our customers for growing the food we rely on during this challenging time.”

CCHA members have completed final hail damage claims.

“On a positive note for 2020, the relatively warm and dry fall allowed farmers to complete harvest well ahead of scheduled in most places across Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan,”

McQueen said. “We congratulate growers on the successful harvest and look forward to serving them again next year.”

It’s never too early to start planning insurance coverage for next season, McQueen said.

“CCHA member companies are ready to help growers find the insurance products they need to manage weather risks and protect the investments they make in their crops,” he said. “I encourage growers to contact a CCHA member company today so we can start planning for 2021.”