Improvements to the Advance Payments Program

Advance Payments Program – Overview

On February 5th, 2016, the Government of Canada announced the coming into force of amendments to the Agricultural Marketing Programs Regulations and sections of the Agricultural Growth Act. The amendments have resulted in changes to the Advance Payments Program (APP) beginning with the 2016 program year. These changes to the APP will complement the program improvements made in 2015.

Changes introduced in 2016

Changes introduced in 2015

Changes were made to the Farm Debt Mediation Act to allow the Minister to participate in mediation under the Act as a guarantor of the APP advance. For producers this means the right people at the table to negotiate repayment arrangements, making it easier for producers to resolve their situation.

For more information on the changes to the program, please contact one of our Advance Payments Program Administrators.

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