Manitoba activates Hay Disaster Benefit after tough harvest

Manitoba activates Hay Disaster Benefit after tough harvest

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Payouts will amount to CAD5 million across 1,500 claims

According to a press release from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp. (MASC), the HDB is a complimentary feature of the AgriInsurance program that compensates insured forage producers for the increased cost of hay and transportation when there is a severe forage shortfall. All producers enrolled in the Select Hay Insurance and Basic Hay Insurance programs are automatically enrolled in the HDB. When the HDB is triggered, producers receive an automatic payment based on their insurance claim.