AgriStability program information and forms for 2024 participants.

Protecting producers against large income declines

AgriStability protects Canadian producers against large declines in farming income due to production loss, increased costs and market conditions. The program is offered through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a shared commitment between federal, provincial and territorial governments.

Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, five-year agreement, which runs April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028. This agreement between the federal, provincial and territorial governments strengthens the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. The agreement includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments.

Changes to AgriStability

Under Sustainable CAP, the AgriStability compensation rate has increased to 80 per cent or 80 cents per dollar of support from the previous 70 per cent rate.

What hasn’t changed is the benefit trigger point or how fees are calculated – benefits still begin to trigger at 70 per cent of the reference margin and it still costs only $315 for every $100,000 of reference margin support. Losses in excess of 30 per cent are now compensated at $0.80 for every dollar of decline.

AgriStability targets assistance to farm operations facing large margin declines caused by production loss, increased costs, or market conditions. It is a low-cost program, with an approximate fee of $315 for every $100,000 of reference margin.


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