Skip to content
La Financière agricole du Québec

Accessibility options

The following options can improve your browsing experience on our site. Select the options that suit you best.

Style Sheet

Text size

Canada-Québec Support Initiative for Farm Enterprises Affected by Exceptional Hail Episodes in 2017

Examples of additional expenses

Expense categoriesExamples of additional expenses
Infrastructure repair
  • Irrigation
  • Mulch attachment or detachment
  • Gravel
  • Materials
  • Destruction of plants in fields and  greenhouses
  • Cleaning ditches, picking up branches and rubble in fields
  • Pumping water out of fields
  • Reconstructing dikes
  • Reconstructing culverts
  • Repairing underground drainage and gully systems
  • Repairing hedgerows
  • Maintenance
  • Fuel
  • Lubricants and replacement parts
  • Costs for using machinery
  • Costs for leasing machinery
  • Replacing damaged equipment
  • Repairing and cleaning tractors and damaged equipment
  • Re-installing irrigation and protective equipment in fields
  • Modifying heavy equipment providing access to fields and aerial spraying equipment
Labour costs
  • Harvest and preparation time
  • Contract work
  • Wages
  • Costs for additional manual picking, sorting and grading during harvesting
  • Costs related to extra seasonal labour: transportation, leasing of vehicles, travel, lodging
Other variable costs
  • Electricity
  • Seeds and plants
  • Fertilizers, conditioners, pesticides
  • Testing costs
  • Interest on lines of credit and long-term loans
  • Transportation on and off the farm
  • Seeding, planting, weeding, irrigation, spraying, adjoining leaves
  • Cleaning products
  • Consultants, advisory club
  • Telecommunications costs
  • Soil, water and health safety tests (ex. salmonella and E Coli)
  • Water treatments
  • Engineering, site management and  surveillance costs
  • Customs duties on imported equipment

Note: This list is informative and non-exhaustive. It illustrates, without being limited to, the various additional expense sources possible, generated by hail episodes and the weather-related conditions that accompany such episodes.