SDRM: Edible Horticulture participant packages for the 2013 program year have started being mailed to eligible producers. To participate, producers can submit their deposit requests and cheques to Agricorp by February 1, 2014. To withdraw funds this year, deposit and withdrawal requests must be received by October 31, 2013.
The 2012 provincial budget included the continuation of RMP with $100 million in available funding each year. To ensure all producers have equal access to the funding, government contributions are now made in instalments, and will not equal 100 per cent of producer deposits. The first government contribution is made at the time of the producer’s deposit, and a second contribution will be made in the summer of 2014 after all participating producers have made their deposits.
The self-directed risk management (SDRM) plan for edible horticulture is part of Ontario’s Risk Management Program to help producers manage risks beyond their control. To be eligible, producers must have a minimum of $5,000 in allowable net sales, grow an eligible commodity, participate in AgriStability, and provide a valid premises ID.
Read more about how government contributions work.