Interim payments of 75 per cent available for AgriStability

​March 25, 2020 | Updated: December 2, 2020

In a year full of the unexpected, AgriStability can help if farmers had a big drop in net income. An AgriStability interim payment could provide cash flow now – when farmers need it most.

Ontario farmers who participate in AgriStability can apply for a 2020 AgriStability interim payment and receive 75 per cent of their estimated final payment.

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.

So far in 2020, more than $13 million in interim payments has been paid to farmers.

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 [email protected].

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