Program Information

The Commission administers production insurance coverage to 16 Crop Insurance plans, a Dairy Livestock Insurance Program and a Poultry Insurance Plan.

Eligible Commodities



Lowbush, Highbush


Grain, Silage, High Moisture Ear Corn

Forage Establishment

Legumes, Grasses, Legume/Grass Mixture


Processing, Seed, Tablestock




Soybeans, Canola, Sunflowers

Spring Grain

Oats, Barley, Feed Wheat, Milling Wheat


June Bearing, Day Neutral

Tree Insurance

Apple and Pear Trees

Tree Fruit

Apples, Pears, Peaches

Maple Syrup


Weather Derivatives

Forage (Pasture, Fodder)

Acreage Loss

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Fresh Carrots, Lettuce, Onions, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Winter Squash, Beets, Green Onion, Radish, Summer Turnip, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Eggplant, Field Cucumbers, Field Tomatoes, Melons, Peppers, Pumkins, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Fresh Beans, Early Potatoes

Winter Grain

Rye, Feed Wheat, Milling Wheat, Triticale


Dairy Cows, Heifers and Calves, Loss of Income Benefit


Broilers, Pullets, Layers, Breeders


Processing Carrots


French hybrid, Vinifera, Labrusca

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 the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial framework 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 is funded by the Province.