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Crop Insurance Plan for Forage

made under Section 6 of the

Crop and Livestock Insurance Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 113

O.I.C. 95-21 (effective January 3, 1995), N.S. Reg. 6/1995

amended to O.I.C. 2018-175 (effective July 3, 2018), N.S. Reg. 107/2018


Table of Contents


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Interpretation

Designation of perils

Designation of crop year

Duration of contract

Seeding date

Coverage

Established price

Premium

Evaluation of loss of production

Final date of insurance protection


 

1     This plan may be cited as the Crop Insurance Plan for Forage.

 

2     The purpose of this plan is to provide insurance against a loss in the production of forage resulting from one or more of the perils designated in Section 4.


Interpretation

3     In this plan

 

“abandoned acreage” means where all or any acreage is not harvested due to an insured peril;

 

“Act” means the Crop and Livestock Insurance Act;

 

“forage” means grasses and legumes produced for livestock feed;

 

“harvesting” means acreage cut or pastured;

 

“seeded acreage” means acreage seeded to grasses and/or legumes during the crop year for the purpose of producing hay or pasture.


Designation of perils

4     The following are designated as perils for the purpose of this plan:

 

                (a)    winter kill;

 

                (b)    drought;

 

                (c)    insects;

 

                (d)    disease;

 

                (e)    flood (marshes, dykes required);

 

                (f)    excessive rainfall;

 

                (g)    frost;

 

                (h)    wind.


Designation of crop year

5     The crop year is the period from the date of seeding to May 31 in the year next following.

 

6     [repealed]


Application deadline

7     For the purpose of clause 4(2)(b) of the General Crop Insurance Plans Regulations made under the Act, an application for insurance under this plan must be filed with the Commission no later than October 15 of the crop year.


Duration of contract

8     A contract of insurance under this plan expires at the end of the crop year to which it applies or in the event of a claim being paid to the insured person.


Seeding date

9     For the purpose of this plan, the final seeding date for insurance purposes shall be July 1 for legumes and legume grass mixture and September 1 for grasses or such other date as the Commission approves.


Coverage

10   (1)    All acreage of forage seeded with a companion crop, or seeded directly shall be offered for insurance by each policy holder.

 

       (2)    The total guaranteed coverage shall be determined by multiplying the number of insured acres by the coverage per acre.

 

       (3)    The maximum amount of indemnity for which the Commission is liable under a contract of insurance shall be the amount obtained by multiplying the number of insured acres by the established price option as prescribed in Section 11.

 

       (4)    Despite subsections (1) and (2), upon application in writing by an insured person, the Commission may insure a forage crop to allow for claim adjusting at less than the whole-farm level.


Established price

11   (1)    For each crop year, the Commission shall establish price options for each insurable forage crop and shall announce these options to insured persons before the beginning of the crop year.

 

       (2)    An insured person shall select one of the price options as the established price to be used for calculating premium and indemnity in their contract of insurance.


Premium

12   (1)    The base premium rate shall be based on a methodology set by an actuary and approved by the Commission.

 

       (2)    Subject to subsection (3), the premium payable by an insured person shall be reduced by any payments for premium made by the Government of Canada under the Farm Income Protection Act (Canada) or the Province of Nova Scotia under the Act.

 

       (3)    The minimum premium payable by an insured person in each crop year is $50.

 

       (4)    An applicant for insurance under this plan shall pay their share of the total premium at the time they file their application.

 

13   [repealed]


Evaluation of loss of production

14   (1)    A minimum of 2 acres must be lost before any indemnity is payable.

 

       (2)    No indemnity is payable for loss of production in acreage that has been harvested or pastured, except for acreage seeded in the spring with alfalfa mixture.

 

       (3)    Subject to subsections (1) and (2), the indemnity payable for loss of production of forage in a crop year is calculated as follows:

 

                (a)    if all or part of an insured acreage is abandoned and destroyed, the maximum indemnity payable is calculated by multiplying the total number of destroyed acres by the established price determined under Section 11;

 

                (b)    if a portion of an insured acreage fails to establish a normal stand and is not abandoned or destroyed, the insured person must be paid an over-seeding benefit calculated by multiplying the total number of damaged acres by 50% of the established price determined under Section 11.


Final date of insurance protection

15   For the purpose of this plan, the final date of insurance protection is May 31 in the calendar year next following the application.

 

16   [repealed]

 

 


 

Legislative History
Reference Tables

Crop Insurance Plan for Forage

N.S. Reg. 6/1995

Crop and Livestock Insurance Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Crop Insurance Plan for Forage made under the Crop and Livestock Insurance Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

6/1995

Jan 3, 1995

date made

Jan 20, 1995

47/1997

May 6, 1997

date made

May 23, 1997

161/2000

Apr 1, 1999

date specified

Oct 6, 2000

32/2003

Feb 21, 2003

date specified

Mar 7, 2003

60/2003

Mar 28, 2003

date specified

Apr 18, 2003

132/2004

Apr 1, 2004

date specified

Apr 30, 2004

21/2005

Feb 18, 2005

date specified

Mar 4, 2005

128/2006

Jul 24, 2006

date specified

Aug 18, 2006

10/2012

Jan 10, 2012

date specified

Jan 27, 2012

107/2018

Jul 3, 2018

date specified

Jul 20, 2018

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

1 .......................................................

rs. 10/20121

3 .......................................................

am. 10/20122 (clause lettering removed)

3, defn. of “Act”..........................

ad. 10/2012

6 .......................................................

rs. 128/2006; rep. 10/2012

7 .......................................................

rs. 10/2012; am. 107/2018

8 .......................................................

rs. 10/2012

10(4).................................................

ad. 128/2006

11......................................................

rs. 161/2000, 128/2006

11(1)............................................

rs. 32/2003

12......................................................

rs. 128/2006

12(2)............................................

rs. 32/2003, 60/2003, 132/2004; am. 10/2012

13......................................................

rep. 10/2012

14......................................................

rs. 21/2005

16......................................................

rs. 47/1997, 128/2006; rep. 10/2012

Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections:

 

Note

Effective
date

1

Title of regulations amended from The Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Plan for Forage.

 

2

Definitions placed in alphabetical order for the purposes of the consolidation.

 

Repealed and Superseded:

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

107/1977

Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Plan for Forage

Sep 13, 1977

Jan 3, 1995

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.