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More time to consider AgriStability coverage

April 21, 2020

The government has extended the deadline to enrol and pay the fee for AgriStability to July 3, without penalty. This gives farmers more time and flexibility to make business decisions and assess their program coverage needs, especially while dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though deadlines have changed, it is best to enrol before July 3 for customers able to do so, allowing time to process applications and do any necessary follow-up.

Why choose AgriStability?

In a time when business is anything but usual, we understand that farmers are thinking about things such as:

  • Increased expenses
  • Production losses
  • Market volatility

AgriStability can help. The program is designed to provide affordable, whole farm coverage, especially in times of disaster.

  • Farmers pay just $315 for every $100,000 of reference margin.
  • It helps with cash flow when unexpected disasters happen.
  • Coverage can be used to leverage financing.
  • Farmers can request an interim payment.

AgriStability helps

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.

Easier to enrol

It's now easier to enrol in AgriStability because less information about a customer's farming history is required to determine the fee and reference margin. This means less paperwork for customers.

To enrol in AgriStability, fill out the new participant form, available on agricorp.com, and submit the form by mail or fax.

A comprehensive coverage plan includes:What to doDeadline
AgriStability – offers whole farm income coverageApply and pay feeJuly 3, 2020*
Production Insurance – helps cover against yield reductions and production lossesApply or make changesMay 1, 2020
RMP for livestock / RMP: Grains and Oilseeds – helps offset fluctuating market prices and costsApply or make changesJune 30, 2020*

*These deadlines are extended for 2020.

Doing business with Agricorp

  • Email non-urgent questions to .
  • Submit applications by fax (519-826-4118).
  • Submit reports through online services.
  • Pay fees and premiums through your financial institution.
  • Sign up for direct deposit through online services.
  • Go to agricorp.com for the latest news on programs.

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