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There were more than 12,100 hail claims in Western Canada in 2020.

Alberta suffered the most hail damage on the Prairies this year

Reading Time: < 1 minute This year was below the five-year average for hail claims for Prairie farmers but saw higher-than-average claim payments. Overall, the industry will record a near break-even type of year. Claims produced insurance payouts of over $192 million on more than 12,100 claims in Western Canada. Producer premiums totalled just over $300 million for an industry […] Read more

Hail claims about average

Hail claims about average

Reading Time: < 1 minute So far, it’s been an average season when it comes to hail damage, says the Canadian Crop Hail Association. There have been more than 10,000 claims this year, the association said in an Aug. 31 release. Alberta has about one-quarter of those claims. “Claims filed in Alberta are currently close to last year’s numbers, but […] Read more


Photo: File/Lorraine Stevenson

Hail, storm damage to crops during September, October

Despite temperatures largely below normal for September and October, there were some instances of hail damage to crops in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA) said there were 53 cases of hail damage – as well as storm damage – in the two provinces. In Manitoba, storms that struck between Sept. 28 […] Read more