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Canadian Crop Hail Association – Storms produced pea size hail and caused heavy damage to standing ripe crops in some places, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

The storms occurred Aug. 28-29, Sept. 2-5 and Sept. 7.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 800 claims of crop damage during the time period.

Beth Shewkenek, of AG Direct Hail Insurance, said storms damaged crops in the Saskatchewan communities of Plenty, Rosetown and Battleford.

Tyson Ryhorchuk, of Rain and Hail Insurance Service, said storms damaged wheat and canola in the Saskatchewan and Alberta communities of Wilkie, Biggar and Mannville. They produced pea size hail.

Murray Bantle, of Co-operative Hail Insurance Company said storms damaged pulses, oilseeds and grains in the Manitoba communities of Neepawa, Oakburn, Solesgirth, Sandy Lake, St. Jean, Niverville and Winkler.

In Saskatchewan, he said storms damaged cereals, oilseeds and pulses in Glasnevin, Kipling, Prince Albert, Biggar, Central Butte, Dodsland, Elfros, Humbodlt, Kyle, Luseland, Milden, Mozart, Plenty, Wilkie, Young and Crystal Springs.

“Damage is heavy on standing ripe crop in places,” he said. “The August 27 storm is currently looking to be the most expensive storm of the year for our company.  Damage in the Outlook-Davidson and Yorkton regions was heavy in places on advanced crops.”

To read the full report and for more information and past reports visit cropinsuranceincanada.org.

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