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Industry Letter from SCIC Re: 2019 Harvest

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) understands the challenges producers are facing this fall due to recent heavy rain and snow delaying harvest. I would like to take this opportunity to provide some information about coverage options available to Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers. Crop Insurance provides coverage for both yield and quality loss on insured crops. It is important producers stay in contact with SCIC about their crop quality. Our offices will be able to identify producers who appear to be in a claim position due to quality losses.

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The surprising success of midge-tolerant wheat

Through the late 1980s and into the 2000s, farmers were encouraged to manage their risk through practices such as insecticide application and having a rotation that had a resistant non-wheat crop grown between wheat crops. However, a breakthrough came when midge resistance was discovered by breeders and entomologists at the Cereal Research Centre (CRC) in Winnipeg.

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