Individuals, co-operatives and corporations can participate in AgriStability. To be eligible, you must have:
- farmed for at least six straight months during the program year and reported your farming income (or loss) to Canada Revenue Agency for tax purposes; and
- completed (or attempted to complete) a production cycle during the program year.
Status Indians farming on reserves in Canada are eligible to participate in AgriStability. You must provide the information that would otherwise have been reported for tax purposes for the program and reference years and meet all other eligibility criteria and program deadlines to be eligible.
Note: If records are not available, the farm's income history will be estimated based on information for the current year. Participants need to complete a Productive Capacity Worksheet. For more details, or a copy of this worksheet, please contact us at the number listed below.
Status Indians farming on a reserve are not required to report farm income, or loss, to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for taxation purposes under Section 87 of the Indian Act. Information provided to the AgriStability administration is used solely to calculate program benefits, and is not used or kept by CRA for income tax purposes.
How to Apply
If you have never participated in AgriStability:
The New Participant Package includes the forms you will need to complete and return in order to participate. The information collected on these forms is used to produce an Enrolment Notice which includes information on the fee you will need to pay to be eligible to participate.
If you would like to participate in AgriStability, request a new participant package by contacting us toll free at 1-866-367-8506 or completing the online request form. The toll-free lines are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.
To be eligible to participate in 2013 AgriStability, you must request a New Participant Package by April 30, 2013.
Note: If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, you have until the next business day to request a New Participant Package.
The deadline for new participants to request a New Participant Package for 2012 was April 30, 2012.
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.
Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative