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Tough harvest triggers Hay Disaster Benefit for Manitoba farmers

Reference: Global News

Manitoba’s Hay Disaster Benefit (HBD) has been activated after a tough harvest for farmers.

The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) announced Friday an estimated payout of more than $5 million is expected on roughly 1,500 claims across the province.

The benefit is paid by both the provincial and federal government when at least 20 per cent of insured producers are unable to harvest at least half of their long-term average hay yield...Read More

For 2019, farmers will get an extra $40 for each tonne below their insurance coverage.