Type of Program:
The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides compensation to New Brunswick agricultural producers who suffer crop or livestock losses due to wildlife.
Comments on Funding:
Producers can receive up to 80% compensation without any cost or premium to participate to a maximum compensation of $50,000 per producer per year.
For crop compensation the producer must incur a loss of at least $500.
For livestock compensation the producer may claim for the loss or injury to one or more animals.
When It Ends:
The applicants must notify the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries within 72 hours of discovering the loss or damage. The cause or probable cause of loss or death must be confirmed by the Department. Compensation is not retroactive; it is assessed from the date the damage or loss is reported.
Other Things to Note:
This program is part of The Canada / New Brunswick Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and it is cost shared by the Governments of Canada 60% and the Province of New Brunswick 40%.
The New Brunswick Agricultural Insurance Commission (NBAIC) administers this program, but affected producers do not have to be an Agricultural Insurance client to receive compensation through the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program.