Farm Facts & Furrows

Farm Financial Difficulty

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Ontario producers who are experiencing financial difficulty may qualify to access advisory services to complete a Farm Financial Assessment at no cost. The Farm Financial Assessment provides a review of the farm business’s past financial performance, provides an analysis of the current business climate, develops objectives and identifies options to meet profitability and sustainability goals. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) staff will determine a farm business’s eligibility under this financial difficulty provision on a case-by-case basis. For more information, either contact the AICC at 1-877-424-1300 or the program coordinator at (519) 826-3220.

2018-2019 Advance Payments

Program and 2018 Commodity Loan Program

The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a federal financial loan guarantee program that helps producers meet their financial obligations and benefit from the best market conditions by improving their cash flow throughout the year. The Commodity Loan Program was developed in 1992 to assist farmers in financing their crop planting, cultivating, and harvesting expenses in Ontario.