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Phosphorus Report

The Agricultural Operations Regulation (AOR) requires all operators of a livestock production or manure spreading site, who must produce a phosphorus report, to send a copy to the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) by May 15 of each year.

What is the phosphorus report?
It is an inventory of the phosphorus load, produced or imported, and the soil's capacity to receive the load in accordance with the maximum annual phosphorus deposits allowed under the AOR. Consult the MDDELCC website to find out more on this subject and for the procedure to follow to send the report.

Requirement for La Financière agricole’s programs

The benefits of our financing, insurance and income protection programs are linked to respect of the AOR by farm businesses participating in our programs. The terms for applying this cross compliance measure are stipulated in each of the texts presenting the programs. The measure concerns all the livestock production or manure spreading sites that are owned or leased or on which the operation custom produces. It targets all the operation's agricultural productions.

Consequences for participants operating a non-conforming site in relation to the phosphorus report

When the MDDELCC sends information establishing that one of our participants did not submit a valid phosphorus report, the consequences are those in effect in the following tables.

Consequences on the insurance and income protection programs
ProgramConsequence of non-conformityConsequence of non-conformity for a second consecutive year
ASRA and ASRECA 25% reduction in compensation (ASRA) or indemnity (ASREC) paid for the year subject to the invalid phosphorus report, without any reduction in the contribution due. The reduction is limited to $50,000 per program.Loss of the right to any compensation (ASRA) or indemnity (ASREC) for the year subject to the invalid phosphorus report, without any reduction in the contribution due.
AgriInvestIneligibility to the program for the participation year subject to the invalid phosphorus report. This year corresponds to the one whose fiscal period ends between July 1 of the year subject to the invalid report and June 30 of the following year.Ineligibility to the program for the participation year subject to the invalid phosphorus report.  This year corresponds to the one whose fiscal period ends between July 1 of the year subject to the invalid report and June 30 of the following year.
Agri-QuébecA 25% reduction in the right to make an allowable deposit for the participation year subject to the invalid phosphorus report. This year corresponds to the one whose fiscal period ends between July 1 of the year subject to the invalid report and June 30 of the following year. The reduction is limited to $50,000.Loss of the right to make an allowable deposit for the participation year subject to the invalid phosphorus report. This year corresponds to the one whose fiscal period ends between July 1 of the year subject to the invalid report and June 30 of the following year.
Agri-Québec PlusA 25% reduction in the payment for the participation year subject to the invalid phosphorus report. This year corresponds to the one whose fiscal period ends between July 1 of the year subject to the invalid report and June 30 of the following year. The reduction is limited to $50,000.Loss of the payment for the participation year subject to the invalid phosphorus report. This year corresponds to the one whose fiscal period ends between July 1 of the year subject to the invalid report and June 30 of the following year.

Note: For a first year subject to an invalid phosphorus report, the total reductions applied to the crop insurance, farm income stabilization insurance, Agri-Québec and Agri-Québec Plus programs, is limited to 2% of the participant’s eligible business income, established based on the parameters of the AgriStability program.

Consequences on financing programs and grants
ProgramConsequence of non-conformity
Farm Financing ProgramIneligibility to present a financing or line of credit application, from the date of denunciation until receipt of a notice to the contrary from the MDDELCC.
Program of Protection against Interest Rate HikesLoss of the right to the contribution for payment of interest on financing granted after January 1, 2005, from the date of denunciation until receipt of a notice to the contrary from the MDDELCC.
Financial Support Program for Aspiring FarmersIneligibility to present a grant application, from the date of denunciation until receipt of a notice to the contrary from the MDDELCC. Suspension of the payment of the grant (loss of the suspended payment, if more than five years has passed since the date on which the grant was awarded). Loss of the right to an additional contribution for payment of interest, from the date of denunciation until receipt of a notice to the contrary from the MDDELCC.
Other Financing Programs (Ad hoc Programs)Ineligibility to present an application for participation in programs, from the date of denunciation until receipt of a notice to the contrary from the MDDELCC.