(Forage Insurance and Forage Seed Insurance)
- Forage Restoration provides a benefit to Manitoba farmers to restore tame forages (excluding sweet clover and coarse hay) and forage seed crops (excluding annual and perennial ryegrass) that are damaged due to excess moisture prior to October 1.
- Established acres of tame forages (excluding sweet clover and coarse hay), tall fescue seed, alfalfa seed, and pedigreed timothy seed are eligible for Forage Restoration if they are insured under AgriInsurance.
- No Forage Restoration payment will be paid if there are less than 10 acres damaged.
- Damaged areas must be in blocks of five or more acres.
- A damaged acre is defined as having less than per cent ground cover of the insured tame species.
- Acres eligible for Forage Establishment Insurance are not also eligible for Forage Restoration.
- March 31 is the last day to apply for, make changes to (add or delete crops and change coverage levels) or to cancel AgriInsurance, and June 30 is the last day to file Seeded Acreage Reports.
- Forage Restoration coverage in is $ per acre.
- Forage Restoration is a benefit that is included in the premium cost of Forage Insurance, alfalfa seed, tall fescue seed, and pedigreed timothy seed insurance.
- Forage Restoration claims are calculated on the number of acres damaged by excess moisture, less the five per cent Forage Restoration deductible, multiplied by $.
- To be eligible for a Forage Restoration claim, the crop must be inspected by MASC prior to the crop being overseeded or destroyed.
- Destruction can occur by herbicide or tillage.
- June 10 is the deadline to destroy Forage Restoration Acreage to qualify for Excess Moisture Insurance.