Ontario farmers rely on business risk management (BRM) programs to manage and mitigate the impact of weather and other unavoidable variables farmers face in their businesses. Ontario farmers have access to BRM programs, funded in part by individual farmers and the government.
To help better understand how each program will potentially respond during the COVID-19 crisis, OFA members can access an overview explaining, by program, how payments are triggered, calculated and sent to participants.
In Ontario, Agricorp delivers AgriStability, Production Insurance, and Ontario’s Risk Management Program (RMP). Ontario farmers may also be eligible for AgriInvest which is delivered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
OFA fully supports the request for adequate and bankable risk management programming.
OFA remains actively involved in the government’s current program review to advocate for the program changes needed to help Ontario farmers effectively manage risk.