Growing Forward 2: 2013-2018
Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture have reached agreement on the five-year Growing Forward 2 policy framework. Governments will continue to deliver a complete and effective suite of business risk management (BRM) programs.
Under this new agreement, changes to AgriStability and AgriInvest will be in effect for the 2013 program year. Until then, existing program parameters will remain in place for the 2011 and 2012 program years. Read about the changes to the BRM programs.
For more information on AgriStability and AgriInvest under Growing Forward 2, see the Growing Forward 2: AgriStability and AgriInvest Fact Sheet.
AgriStability provides support when you experience a large margin decline. You may be able to receive an AgriStability payment when your current year program margin falls below 85% of your reference margin.
AgriStability is based on margins:
Program margin - your allowable income minus your allowable expenses in a given year, with adjustments for changes in receivables, payables and inventory. These adjustments are made based on information you submit on the AgriStability harmonized form.
Reference margin - your average program margin for three of the past five years (the lowest and highest margins are dropped from the calculation).
Should your production margin fall below 85% of your reference margin in a given year, you will receive a program payment.
Provides support when you experience a large margin decline.
AgriStability is delivered in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Yukon by the federal government. The information on this website refers to deadlines and other delivery details for these provinces only.
If you are in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, or Prince Edward Island, AgriStability is delivered provincially. Please visit your respective provincial administration using the links above.