Working in agriculture requires the ability to withstand unpredictable events. To protect producers from perils that lead to production loss, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) provides a suite of perennial crop insurance programs.


  • Perennial crop insurance programs provide a production guarantee for hay crops based on average historical yields and the coverage option selected.
  • AFSC provides coverage for pasture based on conditions in the area, typically based upon an indicator of production loss, such as precipitation or satellite imagery. This coverage is not directly related to losses to insured fields.


  • The Variable Price Benefit is included with Hay Insurance.
  • A variety of programs are available to suit your operation’s perennial crop of choice.

Crop Insurance in Alberta includes Agrilnsurance and is one component of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This agreement is Canada’s and Alberta’s commitment to agriculture, and focuses on achieving results, reflects input from across the sector, and strives to deliver programs that are responsive to the needs of producers.

Federal and provincial governments support AgriInsurance programs by paying all administration expenses and sharing premium costs with clients.