Hail, drought damage crops in Western Canada

Quarter-size hail damaged crops across Western Canada and drought continues in some parts of Western Canada, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 1,100 claims of crop damage from storms that occurred July 18-30.

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

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


Crops damaged: Peas, wheat, durum, corn, canola, barley, alfalfa, canary seed, faba beans, flax, hemp, lentils, mustard, oats, potatoes, fall rye

 Communities impacted include: Bassano, Rolling Hills, Daysland, Bawlf, Ft. Macleod, New Dayton, Warner, Milk River, Okotoks, Dogpound, Didsbury, Penhold, Red Deer, Joffre, Consort, Altario, Holden, Spruce Grove, Evansburg, Peers, Camp Creek, Barrhead, Westlock, Girouxville, Kindersley


Crops damaged: Durum, peas, wheat, canola, oats, barley, mustard, lentils, canola

Communities impacted include: Cabri, Choiceland, Snowden, Sturgis, Arborfield, Lafleche, Gravelbourg, Coronach


Crops damaged: Peas, canola, wheat, silage corn, greenfeed, cereals, canola, field peas, soybeans

 Communities impacted include: Virden, Roblin, Russel, Pipestone, Minto, Melita, Elkhorn, Minitonas, Bowsman, Oakbank