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There were only about 12,000 acres of soybeans grown in the province last year, but expanded crop insurance coverage will boost that number, says Patrick Fabian, who has made a YouTube video on growing the oilseed in Alberta.

No hill of beans — soybeans get a boost with expanded insurance plan

The New Crops Insurance Initiative, which also covers forages and 
other special crops, will give coverage for soybeans in specified areas

Soybeans are here to stay in Alberta and the announcement they now qualify for Agricultural Financial Services Crop insurance coverage is expected to boost acreage. “There were a number of people who were waiting for that program to be in place before growing soybeans, so I see it as a positive step for expanding the […] Read more