Labour insurance coverage added for horticulture

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Ontario farmers already enrolled in an eligible production insurance plan who suffer from crop losses due to labour disruptions during the 2020 growing season will have access to further insurance coverage through Agricorp,” the federal and provincial agriculture departments announced recently.

The added insurance coverage will include:

• Inability to attract sufficient on-farm labour due to COVID-19;

• Illness or quarantine of on-farm labour and the producer due to COVID-19.

Farmers will be expected to notify Agricorp as soon as possible if they experience COVID-19 related labour disruptions that are having an impact on their crops.