(Rural Roots Canada) –  Over 900 crop damage claims have been made due to hail, heavy rain and strong winds, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

Insurance adjusters are investigating the damage claims following storms that blew through the Prairies between May 23 and June 17.

In its latest update, CCHA Chairman Scott McQueen of Palliser Insurance says wet conditions have persisted in many parts of the Prairie provinces.

“A few tornados, heavy winds, and some light hail have made it an interesting start to the season in 2024,” says McQueen. “Producers reseeding their crops will need to leave adequate samples for their adjuster.”

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The severe weather affected crops in more than 50 communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Some of the damaged crops include barley, canola, corn, lentils, oats, peas, and wheat.

There has been a lot of active weather through the spring and into the early days of summer for much of the Prairies.

In 2023, the CCHA provided more than $18 billion in coverage across the prairie provinces.



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