During the growing and harvest seasons, producers often experience crop loss or ruin due to wildlife damage. To help producers address this business risk, Alberta’s government is providing Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) with $900,000 to hire drone services for aerial assessments of crops if Budget 2024 passes.

Deploying drones is a practical, cost-effective way to assess damage while increasing efficiency in processing claims for our producers.

AFSC helps producers protect themselves against wildlife damage by compensating them through the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. The imagery from these new drones will enhance the ability of AFSC adjusters to provide producers with suitable, timely coverage.

For more information, read Sky high technology to assess crop damage | alberta.ca