AgriStability

AgriStability is one of the business risk management programs offered under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement on agriculture policy. AgriStability is designed to help farm operations facing large margin declines caused by production loss, increased costs or market conditions.

How To Apply

To enrol in AgriStability, request a new participant package by April 30.

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Margins

The AgriStability Program compares a current year program margin to a historical reference margin to determine benefits for producers.

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Processing Applications

SCIC requires producers submit information annually to calculate program benefits.

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Benefits

A producer will receive program benefits when their program margin falls below 70 per cent of their reference margin.

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2018 program year files are being processed

Participants in AgriStability for the 2018 program year do not need to wait until the September 30 deadline to submit their program forms. Once producers have finalized their income and expense (taxes) information for 2018, they can complete their AgriStability supplemental information (inventory, purchased inputs, deferrals, accounts payable and accounts receivable) and submit it to SCIC.

SCIC processes files based on the order they are received. Submitting 2018 program forms well in advance of the deadline will help files be processed more quickly.

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AgriStability under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

AgriStability is a national program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) agreement on agriculture policy.  This five-year federal-provincial-territorial funding agreement governs business risk management (BRM) programs such as Crop Insurance, AgriStability, Western Livestock Price Insurance and AgriInvest.

Changes to BRM programs, including AgriStability, took effect for the 2018 program year. The major change to AgriStability involves the Reference Margin Limit (RML). Producers are now guaranteed that the RML used in their program calculations will never be less than 70 per cent of their conventional reference margin. This change will help producers with a low cost expense structure which would have resulted in a low reference margin.

AgriStability Industry Advisory

Updated: August 15, 2019

Industry Advisories are posted periodically to provide information of changes, enhancements and new features to the AgriStability Program. In this issue, further information is available about submitting 2018 program forms.

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