Members of the Canadian Crop Hail Association are proud to have helped farmers in western Canada manage the risks of Mother Nature as hail season ends, the association’s president said.
“Our members companies are honored to support farmers across Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan with crop insurance that helps them manage risk and remain in a strong financial position for another growing season,” said Rick Omelchenko, CCHA president. “We want to thank all of our customers across the provinces for their business and patience during yet another season of unusual weather in western Canada.”
CCHA members are finalizing the last of the region’s hail damage claims and analyzing data about storm activity and crop damage for a year-end report that will be released soon.
September is shaping up to be the most damaging month with a series of late season hailstorms and flooding rain that hit crops right at harvest time.
“Overall, farmers are telling our member companies that the 2019 harvest was a challenge with damaging storms, cool wet weather and snow storms, and not all were able to complete harvest,” Omelchenko said. “We congratulate growers who were able to get their crops in the bin, and hope the remaining crop left out also gets in. The Canadian Crop Hail Association always hopes everyone has a great harvest and looks forward to serving them again next season.”
It’s never too early to start planning insurance coverage for next season, Omelchenko said
“Please contact our local CCHA member company and let us help you find the insurance products you need to protect your investment and manage weather risks,” he said.
The Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA) has been serving the crop insurance industry since 1915. It is a member-driven organization that represents the interests of the Canadian Crop Hail managing general agencies and insurance companies. Our companies service agriculture producers in the western prairies. These private and government organizations together provide a risk management tool to the Western Canadian prairie farmer. Members are Additional Municipal Hail Ltd. (Saskatchewan), Ag Direct Hail Insurance Ltd, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (Alberta), Canadian Hail Agencies Inc., Co-operative Hail Insurance Company, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, Palliser Insurance Company Ltd. and Rain and Hail Insurance Service Ltd.