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AFSC is expediting claims and being flexible when dealing with unharvested crops, say Alberta farm groups.

Crop insurer says it’s working with farmers on unharvested crops

Insurer is being flexible and working on a ‘case-by-case basis,’ says Alberta Wheat chair

Reading Time: 3 minutes The province’s crop commissions are urging producers to call their local Agricultural Financial Services Corporation office to get their unharvested acres examined. “The message from AFSC was that they were going to be flexible and work with farmers of unharvested grain,” said Alberta Wheat chair Todd Hames. “We would encourage farmers to be proactive in […] Read more

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Alberta pledges ‘streamlined’ crop insurance inspections

Alberta’s provincial crop insurance agency will “streamline” its inspection procedures to better deal with unharvested acres from last fall, the government said Wednesday. The announcement from provincial Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier follows a conference call with officials from Agriculture Financial Services Corp. (AFSC) and from the province’s wheat, barley, canola and pulse grower commissions. “Balancing […] Read more