SDRM: Edible Horticulture plan now available for 2012

Funds are now available for eligible Ontario producers to sign up for the SDRM: Edible Horticulture plan for 2012. SDRM funds can help producers offset losses and manage risks associated with running a farm bu​siness.

To receive funding, eligible producers simply fill out the deposit request included in packages mailed earlier this month. Producers should send their deposit to Agricorp by February 1, 2013. To withdraw funds this year, both deposit and withdrawal requests should be received by October 31, 2012.

The self-directed risk management 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.