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Agri-Québec Plus

Description

The Agri-Québec Plus program offers complementary financial support to Québec’s farm businesses that:

  • Participate in the AgriStability program;
  • Have a net annual income of under $50,000;
  • Work in sectors where the products are not covered or associated by the Farm Income Stabilization Insurance (ASRA) program or are not supply-managed;
  • Meet certain eligibility criteria.

This program covers productions carried on in Québec. The coverage offered is 85% and is complementary to Agri-Stability coverage.

Protections

Products that are allowable are agricultural products not covered or associated with ASRA or not supply-managed.

More specifically, Agri-Québec Plus covers these productions:

Poultry

  • Chicks of all species except hens and turkeys
  • Ducks
  • Emus
  • Geese
  • Guinea fowls
  • Ostriches
  • Pheasants
  • Pigeons
  • Quails
  • Rheas

Other animals

  • Alpaca
  • Animal semen, embryos and breeding fees, excluding those related to cattle, swine, sheep, turkeys and chickens
  • Buffalos and bison
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Goats (dairy, beef and angora, including milk)
  • Honey, bee by-products and pollination
  • Lamas
  • Milk-fed calves
  • Other animals, including the production of milk-fed calves (starting in 2016), but excluding other cattle, swine, sheep, turkeys and chickens
  • Rabbits
  • Raising of horses and other equine breeds, including urine (except racehorses)
  • Ranch furs
  • Red deer
  • Wild boars

Grains, oilseeds and special crops

  • Beans (dry edible)
  • Borage
  • Buckwheat
  • Canary seed
  • Chick peas / Garbanzo beans
  • Corn silage or corn forage
  • Faba beans 
  • Field peas
  • Flaxseed
  • Forage (including hay, cereal forage pellets, except corn silage)
  • Forage seed
  • Grain corn
  • Hemp
  • Kamut
  • Lathyrus
  • Lentils
  • Lupines
  • Millet
  • Mustard seed
  • Oilseed radish
  • Other grains and oilseeds, excluding those allowable under the ASRA program
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Safflower
  • Soybeans
  • Sugar beets (and molasses)
  • Sunflower
  • Switchgrass, miscanthus and non-forage crops grown for biomass production or litter
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetable seed
  • Wild rice
  • Woody biomasss (short rotation willow): cuttings, mulch, litter or liquid biofuel

Fruits

  • Apples non-allowable under the ASRA program, i.e. early-variety apples or apples sold directly to the consumer or processed on the farm
  • Black/red currants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blueberries in corymbs
  • Cherries
  • Cider
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Loganberries
  • Neutral-day strawberries
  • Nuts
  • Other berries
  • Other fruit from fruit trees, excluding apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries
  • Saskatoon berries
  • Strawberries
  • Tame elderberries
  • Wine

Field fresh vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Herbs, spices and medicinal plants
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Other field fresh vegetables
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips, rutabagas
  • Wax beans

Canning vegetables

  • Gherkins
  • Green peas
  • Sweet corn
  • Wax beans

Greenhouse vegetables and mushrooms

  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Other edible greenhouse vegetables
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

Non-edible horticulture

  • Christmas trees, cultivated
  • Other non-edible field fresh horticulture
  • Sod

Sheltered non-edible horticulture

  • Bedding plants and flowers, house plants, flower pots, perennials, cut roses, etc.

Maple products

All maple products