The Canadian Agricultural Partnership will apply for a five-year period and bring changes to the AgriStability and AgriInvest programs starting in the 2018 participation year.
Reference margin limit
Under Growing Forward 2, the reference margin used for calculating payments was limited to the allowable expenses. Starting in the 2018 participation year, the reference margin used cannot fall below 70% of the reference margin.
|Growing Forward 2||Canadian Agricultural Partnership|
|Participation year||Up until 2017||As of 2018|
|Reference margin||$100 000||$100 000|
|Allowable expenses||$40 000||$40 000|
|Reference margin used||$40 000||$70 000 1|
1 Higher amount between the allowable expenses and 70% of the reference margin
The AgriStability payment must be at least $250 in order for a payment to be made.
Maximum amount of government contribution
Starting in the 2018 participation year, the maximum amount of adjusted net sales (ANS) will be $1 million compared with $1.5 million as before. As a result, the annual government contribution will be limited to $10 000 ($1 million x 1%) compared with $15 000 as before.
The minimum deposit to AgriInvest will be $250 compared with $75 as before.
For more information, see the following program summaries :