The Commission administers production insurance coverage to 14 Crop Insurance plans, a Dairy Livestock Insurance Program and a Poultry Insurance Plan.
|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|
|Apple and Pear Trees|
|Tree Fruit||Apples, Pears, Peaches|
|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|
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.
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.