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The Agricultural Services Department is governed by the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) on the basis of Council approved programs and budgets. The ASB operates within guidelines provided by the provincial Agricultural Service Board Act.

Community Building, Relationship, Enhancement
Agriculture and Community Services administers programs that strengthens relationships in the rural areas as well as relationships with urban communities. This includes promoting the bi-annual Farm Family Award and the annual Rural Beautification Awards.

Dow Agroscience 

Range and Pasture Rebate Program

  • With the change of Dow Agroscience to Corteva Agriscience, the 8% discount program for Range and Pasture products has changed. Customers must now register their intent to purchase Dow Range and Pasture products by March 15, 2020 in order to receive a discount. 
  • If you register your products by the March 15 deadline and purchase more than $1,400 worth of products between April 16 and July 31, 2020, you will receive an 8% discount from Corteva Agriscience. 
  • Early Purchase Incentive: If you register your products, and purchase more than $1,400 between December 1, 2019 and April 15, 2020, you will receive a 10% discount from Corteva Agriscience.

Please contact Clearwater County to register your purchase commitments or with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the new rebate program. 403 845 4444.


Current Issues

AFSC Hail Premium Refund Program

Producers insured under AFSC’s Hail Endorsement or Straight Hail Insurance who currently have non-viable acres due to excessive moisture can apply to have their hail premiums refunded for 2020. This one-time initiative offers relief to farmers who have drowned out crops that are no longer viable, and thus would be ineligible for a hail claim. Submit your application through AFSC by September 11.

Eligibility Criteria for Hail Premium Refund
Non-viable acres must be the result of excessive moisture or flooding that occurred during the 2020 growing season and prior to the submission of the application.

Applied only to acres insured by AFSC for spot loss hail damage for the 2020 crop year.

The total viable and non-viable acres for an insured field cannot exceed the acres insured for a given field.

Any non-viable acres on which an indemnity has been previously been paid by AFSC for hail damage are not eligible.

The non-viable acres for an insured field must exceed 10 per cent of the total insured acres for that insured field.

Non-viable acres need to be reported at the field level.

Any adjustments made by AFSC to the portion of the premium attributable to hail endorsement coverage under the 2020 Contract of Insurance for Annual Crops only applies to that hail endorsement coverage, and there will be no other adjustments to any other portion of the premium otherwise payable under the 2020 Contract of Insurance for Annual Crops.

Deadline to submit the application is September 11, 2020.

Note: the form does not save your progress or allow you to refresh, so do not start the form unless you intend to complete it in the same session.

The form is available on-line on the AFSC website and you will need to login to AFSC Connect by creating a login or by using your existing one. From the Homepage go to My Insurance tab. Then click on Hail Premium Refund button. Click on Add land. Click on DLS and start typing and all your land will appear in a dropdown box. Select the sections of land relevant to the refund. Acres insured will be populated automatically. Add non-viable acres for the claim. Sign the Declaration and Submit. You will be emailed a confirmation number.

If you have any problems navigating the AFSC website staff at Ag and Community Services would be happy to assist.