2010 AgriStability and AgriInvest Program Corporation / Co-operative and Special Individual Harmonized Form and Guide
Before You Start
This guide will help you complete the Harmonized AgriStability and AgriInvest Programs Statement A for Corporations, Cooperatives and Special Individuals found in the middle of this guide. These forms allow you to provide the information that is necessary to participate in the AgriStability and AgriInvest programs.
- AgriStability - a margin-based program that provides income support when a producer experiences larger income losses. Payments are based on a decline in your farm's current year margin compared to an average historical margin.
- AgriInvest - a savings account for producers that provides flexible coverage for small income declines and supports investments that help mitigate risks or improve market income. Benefits are calculated on the basis of Allowable Net Sales (ANS).
You can choose to participate in AgriInvest only, AgriStability only, or both programs together, depending on the business risk management needs of your farm.
This guide contains important information and instructions on how to apply for the AgriStability and AgriInvest programs. To ensure your forms are filled out correctly, and your benefits are calculated accurately, it is important that you carefully review the information in this guide.
The information contained in this guide is accurate at the time of printing, but may be subject to change. This guide contains general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for legislation. Where a discrepancy exists between the information in this guide and the program authorities (the Growing Forward Agreement and related Program Guidelines) the program authorities will take precedence in all cases. For additional and updated information visit the program Web sites or call the toll-free line at 1-866-367-8506.