AgriStability late participation for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia producers

If your farm experienced large yield losses because of extreme weather events in 2018, AgriStability can help. Although the 2018 enrolment deadline has passed you can still participate in AgriStability as a late participant.

See AgriStability Late Participation Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

2019 AgriStability interim payment rate increased to 75% for Manitoba cattle producers in rural municipalities affected by drought

See 2019 AgriStability Interims for more information.

AgriStability provides support when you experience a large margin decline. You may be able to receive an AgriStability payment when your current year program margin falls below 70% of your reference margin. 

AgriStability is based on margins:

Program margin - your allowable income minus your allowable expenses in a given year, with adjustments for changes in receivables, payables and inventory. These adjustments are made based on information you submit on the AgriStability harmonized form.

Reference margin - your average program margin for three of the past five years (the lowest and highest margins are dropped from the calculation). Your reference margin will be limited to the lower of your historical reference margin or your average allowable expenses for the years used to calculate your reference margin.

Should your production margin fall below 70% of your reference margin in a given year, you will receive a program payment.

Continuous filing for AgriStability

Previously, participants with non-calendar fiscal year ends often experienced a significant gap between their fiscal year end and when they could apply for AgriStability. Now you can apply for AgriStability as soon as your fiscal year ends, giving you earlier access to AgriStability benefits.

Direct Deposit

Register for direct deposit to receive your AgriStability payments directly into your bank account. Direct deposit is fast, convenient, reliable and secure.

My AAFC Account

You can now access your AgriStability account information online. Track the status of your application, view your statements, communicate with us electronically in a secure environment, and more! Register for My AAFC Account now.

Learn how Business Risk Management Programs can help you

Read how business risk management programs helped farms that have faced different disaster situations.


Provides support when you experience a large margin decline. 

Contact Information

For more information please contact the AgriStability Administration.

AgriStability is delivered in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Yukon by the federal government. The information on this website refers to deadlines and other delivery details for these provinces only.

If you are in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, or Prince Edward Island, AgriStability is delivered provincially. Please visit your respective provincial administration using the links above.

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