Fall Seeded Canola

Illinois,  Indiana

Crop Insured

You can insure canola if:

  • It is grown in the county on insurable acreage;
  • Premium rates are provided;
  • You have a share; and
  • It is planted for harvest as seed.
Counties Available

Fall seeded canola is insurable in:

Illinois - Gallatin and Wayne County.

Indiana - Gibson, Knox and Sullivan County.

Canola may be insurable in other counties by written agreement if specific criteria are met.

Causes of Loss

You are protected against the following:

  • Adverse weather;
  • Earthquake;
  • Failure of irrigation water supply;
  • Fire;
  • Insect damage and/or plant disease, unless you have insufficiently or improperly applied pest or disease control measures;
  • Volcanic eruption; or
  • Wildlife.
Insurance Period

Coverage begins on the later of:

  • The date we accept your application; or
  • The date you plant the canola.

Coverage ends at the earliest of:

  • Total destruction of the crop;
  • Harvest of the crop;
  • Final adjustment of a loss;
  • Abandonment of the crop; or
  • October 31, 2018.
Important Dates
  • Sales Closing Date ………… September 30, 2017
  • Cancellation Date ………August 31, 2017
  • Final Planting …………September 15, 2017
  • Acreage Report…………December 15, 2017
Reporting Requirements
You must report all of your canola acreage, production and any losses, when evident, to your insurance agent.
Coverage Levels and Premium Subsidies

Crop insurance premiums are subsidized as shown in the following table. For example, if you choose the 75 percent coverage level, the premium subsidy is 55 percent and your premium share is 45 percent of the base premium.

Item Percent
Coverage Level
50 55 60 65 70 75
Premium Subsidy
67 64 64 59 59 55
Your Premium Share
33 36 36 41 41 45
Coverage Options

Yield Protection - Only protects against a production loss.

Revenue Protection - Protects against loss of revenue due to a production loss, change in price, or a combination of both.

Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion - Protects against loss of revenue due to a production loss, price decline, or a combination of both.

Catastrophic Risk Protection Coverage (CAT) - Pays 50 percent of your average yield and 55 percent of the projected price. CAT has no premium but does have a $300 administrative fee per crop per county.

Projected and Harvest Prices

Projected Price - Based on the Intercontinental Exchange average daily settlement price of the July Futures Contract from August 15, 2017, to September 14, 2017.

Harvest Price - Based on the Intercontinental Exchange average daily settlement price from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 for July Futures Contracts.

Replanting and Prevented Planting

Replant Provisions - You may receive a replant payment if:

  • It is practical to replant;
  • The appraisal does not exceed 90 percent of your guarantee; and
  • You replant at least 20 acres or 20 percent of the unit.
  • Replant payments are not available with CAT coverage.

Late Planting Period - According to the special provisions of insurance, the late planting period begins the day after the final planting date for canola and ends 5 days after the final planting date. Your guarantee is reduced by three percent per day during the late planting period.

Prevented Planting - You may receive a prevented planting payment if you are unable to plant on or before the final planting date because of an insurable cause.

Loss Example

Assume 75 percent coverage level on a Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion plan and an average yield of 1,980 pounds per acre with 100 percent share. The projected price is $0.1630 and the harvest price is $0.1770.

1,900 Average yield
0.75 Coverage level
1,485 Pounds per acre guarantee
$0.163 Projected price
$242.05 Revenue protection guarantee
500 Actual pounds harvested
$0.1770 Harvest price
$88.50 Value of pounds harvested
$242.05 Revenue protection guarantee
$88.50 Value of pounds harvested
$153.55 Unit payment
1.00 Share
$153.55 Final Payment
Where to Buy Crop Insurance
You can buy a crop insurance policy from approved participating insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA service centers and on the RMA website Agent Locator

  Regional Office Visit

  • Brian Frieden, Director
    3500 Wabash Ave.
    Springfield, IL 62711-8287
  • Phone: 217-241-6600
  • Fax: 217-241-6618
  • Email: rsoil@usda.gov
This fact sheet gives only a general overview of the crop insurance program and is not a complete policy. For further information and an evaluation of your risk management needs, contact a crop insurance agent
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