New: Interim payments of 75 per cent now available for AgriStability

​March 25, 2020 | Updated: May 14, 2020

Ontario farmers who apply for a 2020 AgriStability interim payment will now receive 75 per cent of their estimated final payment, the Ontario government has announced.

Previously, farmers could only receive 50 per cent of their estimated final AgriStability payment. The change is in response to the challenging situation many farmers are currently facing.

AgriStability interim payments can provide customers with cash flow now, when it is needed most. 

Ontario farmers in AgriStability can apply for an interim payment. Here's how:

  1. To download the application form, right-click this link: Interim Payment Application, and save the form to your desktop.
  2. Open the form in Adobe Reader.
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  3. Complete the form and save it.
  4. Return the completed form to Agricorp using one of the following methods:
    • Attach the form to an email and send the email to with the subject "AgriStability interim payment application."
    • Print the form and fax it to 519-826-4118.

Agricorp will contact customers who have already received a 2020 AgriStability interim payment to determine if they want to receive an increase in their interim payments.

About AgriStability

AgriStability is designed to cover large declines in net income caused by production loss, increased costs or market conditions.

AgriStability has helped many Ontario farmers in recent years. For example, when livestock farmers faced falling market prices in 2015 and 2016, AgriStability paid them $80 million. Also, AgriStability made significant payments to growers who faced rising costs for greenhouse operations from 2015 to 2017.

For more information about AgriStability, visit or email

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