Phase two of the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance AgriRecovery initiative is open to all producers who have grazing breeding female livestock as of December 31, 2021. This phase of the initiative also includes provisions for bee feed assistance. Applications for this phase of the initiative open during the first week of January.

All producers are eligible for phase two, even if they did not participate in phase one. Producers who did not receive the initial payment of $94/head (based on cattle and bison) can apply for compensation of up to $200/head under the second phase. Producers who received the initial $94/head payment can apply for up to a maximum of $106/head for additional extraordinary costs.

Phase two also includes provisions for bee feed assistance. Participants will receive one payment for up to 70 per cent of the extraordinary costs association with preparing eligible bees for winter. They will receive up to $7.50 per hive to assist with the costs to purchase pollen patties and syrup.

Getting ready for phase two

Producers can take steps now to ensure they are ready to apply when phase two applications open in early January.

  • Current AFSC clients should confirm they have an AFSC Connect account and that they are able to login.
  • Current AFSC clients can sign up for direct deposit, if they haven’t already, to receive payments faster.
  • Producers who did not apply for phase one, and who are not current AFSC clients, will need to complete the AFSC client set up process prior to creating an AFSC Connect account. Please watch our website and social media channels for information on how to start the client registration process.

AgriRecovery is a federal-provincial-territorial disaster relief framework to help agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs associated with recovering from natural disasters. Eligible costs will be supported on the 60-40 cost-shared federal-provincial basis outlined under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Additional information on the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative can be found on the AgriRecovery page, including the initiative’s Terms & Conditions and some frequently asked questions.