April 30 Deadlines for 2019 Risk Management Programs

April 10, 2019

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) provides a suite of annual crop insurance programs to safeguard against production loss. Learn more at: afsc.ca/crop-insurance/annual-crop-insurance/

Spring Price Endorsement

  • Deadline – SPE must be elected by April 30th
  • Provides protection on a crop specific basis from ‘within-year’ price declines for both production based and area-based annual insurance.
  • Available for eligible AFSC clients with crops insured at the 60%, 70% or 80% coverage level.
  • More info can be found at afsc.ca/crop-insurance/annual-crop-insurance/spring-price-endorsement/

Producers can manage their risk through a suite of business risk management programs, including AgriStability, AgriIvest, AgriRecovery, offered in partnership by the provincial and federal governments. Learn more at: afsc.ca/income-stabilization/

Business Risk Management Tools – AgriStability

  • Deadline – to be eligible for AgriStability, you must be enrolled by April 30th
  • Changes made in response to industry and producer feedback ensure a more equitable level of support, producers are now guaranteed at least 70% of calculated Olympic Average Reference Margin.
  • Protects against increased input costs, production losses and adverse market conditions
  • Assists with eligibility requirements to the Advanced Payments Program
  • More info and forms can be found at afsc.ca/income-stabilization/agristability/

Business Risk Management Tools – AgriInvest

  • Eligibility requirements – taxes filed by September 30th following the end of the program year
  • Administered by the Federal Administration – Contact – 1-866-367-8506
  • More info and forms can be found at afsc.ca/income-stabilization/agriinvest/

Upcoming Events

Canola Council webinar: What growers should know about trade with China

Please join us this Thursday for a webinar presentation from Jim Everson, Canola Council president, that will provide information to growers on trade with China and address questions and concerns.
Apr 18

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The agronomy event of the summer!
Jun 26
Lacombe, Alberta

Alberta Combine College

Optimize harvest and boost your farm’s profitability!
Jul 10
Lethbridge, Alberta
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