Ontario's Risk Management Program (RMP) helps producers manage risks beyond their control, like fluctuating costs and market prices. RMP for livestock was designed in consultation with representatives of the cattle, hog, sheep and veal industry in Ontario. RMP for livestock works like insurance to help Ontario producers offset losses caused by fluctuating commodity prices and production costs. Participants pay premiums based on their insured production and their chosen coverage level.
The Ontario government has announced an increase in available funding for the Risk Management Program (RMP), from $100 million to $150 million, starting with the 2020 program year. RMP helps farmers manage risks beyond their control, like fluctuating costs and market prices.
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To support farmers, the Government of Ontario is keeping 2021 premium rates consistent with 2020 premiums this year.
RMP is provincially funded only, meaning the Ontario government funds its traditional 40 per cent share. Producers pay part of the premium cost and none of the administration cost. Administrative costs are fully funded by the provincial government. The 40 per cent funding is reflected in the payment calculation and premium rates.