Program Information

The Commission administers production insurance coverage to 14 Crop Insurance plans, a Dairy Livestock Insurance Program and a Poultry Insurance Plan.

Eligible Commodities

Blueberries Lowbush, Highbush
Corn Grain, Silage, High Moisture Ear Corn
Forage Establishment Legumes, Grasses, Legume/Grass Mixture
Potatoes Processing, Seed, Tablestock
Soybean Soybeans, Canola, Sunflowers
Spring Grain Oats, Barley, Mixed Grain, Feed Wheat, Milling Wheat
Strawberry June Bearing, Day Neutral
Tree Insurance
Apple and Pear Trees
Tree Fruit Apples, Pears, Peaches
Maple Syrup  
Weather Derivatives Forage (Pasture, Fodder)
Vegetable Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Fresh Carrots, Lettuce, Onions, Parsnips, Processing Carrots, Rutabagas, Winter squash
Winter Grain Rye, Feed Wheat, Milling Wheat, Triticale
Dairy Dairy Cows, Heifers and Calves, Loss of Income Benefit
Poultry Broilers, Pullets, Layers, Breeders

Objective and Responsibilities

The primary objective of the Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission is to provide Nova Scotia farmers with insurance-based programs that will assist in years of reduced yields and losses due to insurable perils.

For operational efficiency and convenience to farmers, the programs are administered by a common staff, but accounting of premiums and indemnities is maintained separately for each insurance plan. Administration expenses are proportioned to each program.

Financial Participation

The administration of the Crop and Livestock Insurance program is the responsibility of the Commission. It is subject to the provisions of the Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Act and regulations and Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial agreement on agriculture, agrifood and agri-based products policy.

Premium costs for crop insurance programs are cost shared by producers and the federal and provincial governments, with the exception of livestock insurance premiums which are fully funded by producers.

The governments of Nova Scotia and Canada jointly contribute to the administrative costs of AgriInsurance and Wildlife Compensation. Administration expenses for livestock insurance administered by the Commission funded by the Province.