Isolated storms damage crops as harvest continue

Isolated storms damaged crops across Western Canada as harvest continues, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 450 claims of crop damage from storms that occurred July 31-Aug. 6.

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

CCHA President Scott McQueen, of Palliser Insurance, damage varies depending on the area and the crop.

“Thin crops in some of the dryer areas are being affected by hail substantially more than crops with adequate moisture,” he said. “With harvest underway, please leave adequate check strips for adjusters. If you have any questions, please reach out to your hail insurance provider.”

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


Crops damaged: Barley, canola, corn, oats, peas, potatoes, wheat

Communities impacted include: Water Valley, Rumsey, Caroline, Leslieville, Tomahawk, Edson, Peers, Wildwood, Athabasca, Boyle, Grimshaw, Worsley, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Taber, Trochu, Vimy


Crops damaged: Canola, Barley, Lentils, Wheat, Peas

Communities impacted include: Humboldt, Bruno, Cudworth, Moose Jaw, Aberdeen, Canola, Kamsack, Nipawin, Shellbrook, Raymore, Hepburn, Semans, Ituna, Goodeve, Borden, Ituna, Norquay, Coderra, Stewart Valley, Sturgis, Eyebrow, Lafleche, Zenon Park, Swift Current, Lake Lenore


Crops damaged: Cereals, Canola, Soybeans, Peas, Edible Beans, wheat

Communities impacted include: Waskada, Deloraine, Broad Valley, Birch River, Swan River, Minitonas, Morden, Goodlands, Domain