For growers that have had excess moisture, make sure to submit for this federal and provincial program for compensation on those acres.
2011 Canada-Alberta Excess Moisture Initiative II (CAEMI II)
On August 4, 2011 a new AgriRecovery program was announced to assist Alberta producers dealing with the financial impact of back-to-back years of lost production and extraordinary costs as a result of extended periods of excess moisture in 2011.
Agriculture Financial Services (AFSC) is administering the 2011 Canada-Alberta Excess Moisture Initiative II (CAEMI II), an initiative delivered through the AgriRecovery framework under Growing Forward and cost-shared on a 60:40 federal/provincial basis. CAEMI II will provide $30 per eligible acre in Alberta to producers with land too wet to seed as of June 20, 2011 or for land already seeded for 2011 which lost crop due to flooding on, or before, July 31, 2011.
All affected producers must submit a CAEMI II Application Form (see link below) to AFSC to participate in the program on or before the September 30, 2011 deadline . Forms will be mailed to producers receiving a 2011 Unseeded Acreage Benefit under AgriInsurance, however producers do not need to be participants under AgriInsurance or AgriStability to receive a CAEMI II benefit.
For more information on CAEMI II, call AFSC toll-free at 1-877-899-AFSC(2372) or contact your local BRM Field Analyst.
2011 Canada-Saskatchewan Excess Moisture Program
Recognizing the challenges posed by excess moisture in Saskatchewan, the federal and provincial governments have established the 2011 Canada-Saskatchewan Excess Moisture Program (EMP).
For the second consecutive year, millions of acres have been affected by excess moisture. The 2011 (EMP) will provide $30 per eligible acre to producers for land they were unable to seed as of June 20 and seeded cropland that was flooded on or before July 31. A five per cent deductible is applied to the affected wet acres.
The EMP is an AgriRecovery initiative administered by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC). AgriRecovery is a disaster relief framework which provides a coordinated process for federal, provincial and territorial governments to respond rapidly when disasters strike, filling gaps not covered by existing programs.
All producers in Saskatchewan are eligible for this program; you do not have to be a Crop Insurance customer. Crop Insurance customers do not have to apply for the EMP unless an established crop was flooded between June 20 and July 31, 2011. Crop Insurance customers will receive EMP payments automatically for acres reported as unseeded on their Seeded Acreage Reports.
Applications are also available at all SCIC customer service offices, SCIC head office in Melville, RM offices or by calling 1-888-935-0000.
The deadline to apply for the EMP is September 30, 2011.