- The Hay Disaster Benefit compensates for the increased cost of hay and transportation when there is a severe provincial forage shortfall, and reduces the need for emergency assistance programs.
- All insured hay types (alfalfa, alfalfa grass mixtures, grasses, sweet clover, and coarse hay) are eligible.
- Producers enrolled in Select Hay Insurance and Basic Hay Insurance are automatically enrolled in the Hay Disaster Benefit.
- The premium is cost shared per cent by the Government of Canada, and per cent by the Province of Manitoba. There is no cost to the producer.