Farmers and ranchers impacted by drought and wildfires can now enroll in the newly reopened AgriStability program.
While enrolment for this year’s AgriStability program previously closed in the spring, the Government of Alberta and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced last week that producers can sign up for late participation until September 29.
“Our government has listened to farmers and ranchers who have been impacted by wildfires and drought. We know they need support options to make it through this growing season,” said RJ Sigurdson, Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation.
“Allowing late participation in AgriStability will enable them to reassess their business risks and make an informed decision about signing up to protect their operations and livelihoods.”
As one of the Business Risk Management programs offered through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriStability “protects Canadian producers against large declines in farming income due to production loss, increased costs, and market conditions,” according to an August 4 press release.
The program is administered in Alberta by Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC).
Producers can learn more and enroll in the AgriStability program through the AFSC website.