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Deadline to apply for forage insurance is March 31

Producers: The following is some important information from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation website regarding upcoming deadlines related to programs it administers.

Forage Insurance
March 31 is the last day to apply for, cancel, or make changes (add or delete crops, change coverage levels) to Select Hay Insurance, Basic Hay Insurance and options. Please visit the MASC Forage Insurance webpage.

Adding Land for Excess Moisture Insurance (EMI) Coverage

Rented land must be added to your AgriInsurance contract by March 31 for EMI coverage this year. Rented land added after March 31 will be eligible for AgriInsurance coverage for seeded crops and for Hail Insurance, but not for EMI. Land that is purchased on or before June 30 is eligible for EMI, based on proof of purchase provided to MASC. Contact your Insurance Agent for more details.

Final Date to Apply for, Change or Cancel an AgriInsurance Contract
The deadline to apply for an AgriInsurance contract and to make changes to or cancel an existing AgriInsurance contract is March 31, 2021. If we do not hear from you by this date, your existing selections (i.e. insured crops, coverage levels, and options) will remain in effect. Producers can review the entire 2021 AgriInsurance contract online via https://www.masc.mb.ca/masc.nsf/contracts_insurance.html 

Printed copies are available by request.

Farmland School Tax Rebate (FSTR) Deadline
The final day to apply for FSTR for the 2020 tax year is March 31, 2021. Completed and signed 2020 FSTR applications must be received by MASC by March 31, 2021. Your 2020 property taxes, any penalties or interest charges, and Real Estate Services Board (RESB) lease fees must be paid by March 31, 2021. Existing FSTR clients can now complete and submit their FSTR application online with myMASC. Note: First-time applicants must submit a paper copy of their application form to a MASC office for processing. See: https://www.masc.mb.ca/masc.nsf/program_fa rmland_school_tax_rebate.html

For details on all of MASC’s programs and initiatives, go to: www.masc.mb.ca