The province says it is asking Ag. Financial Services Corporation to streamline inspections to deal with the crop that is still out in the field.
The four things that includes are cutting the minimum number of required visual inspections from four to two per field for wildlife and inspections before harvest. Inspectors can still do more if they feel they are needed.
Also, standing crops that have been flattened and can’t be picked up, or ones that have rot or mold throughout the swath, would be marked as having zero value. As well, some grade samples would not be done. Potential yield would be assessed as a percentage of viability instead on pre-harvest claims.
Close to a million acres remains out in the field across Alberta and it is almost time to start seeding this year’s crop.
Four farm groups met with the Agriculture Minister and AFSC officials today.