Advance Payments Program - 1. Overview

2016 program improvements

On February 5th, amendments to the Agricultural Marketing Programs Regulations and sections of the Agricultural Growth Act were brought into force. As a result, a number of improvements to the Advance Payments Program have been put in place for the 2016 program year.

1. Overview

The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a federal loan guarantee program which provides agricultural producers with easy access to low-interest cash advances.

Under the program, producers can access up to $400,000 per program year in advances based on the value of their agricultural product, with the Government of Canada paying the interest on the first $100,000 advanced to a producer. Advances are repaid as the producer sells their agricultural product, with up to 18 months to fully repay the advance for most commodities (up to 24 months for cattle and bison).

As a producer, an APP advance can help you to meet your financial needs, such as farm input costs, immediate financial obligations, and product marketing costs. It can also allow you to make the decision to sell your agricultural products based on market conditions rather than the need for cash flow.

APP advances are available through more than 40 participating Producer Organizations, that is, APP Administrators, across Canada.

Contact Information
Advance Payments Program
1341 Baseline Road, Tower 7, 7th Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0C5
Toll Free Number: 1-866-367-8506
TDD/TTY: 613-773-2600
Our goal is to respond to general inquiries made to our phone number or email address before the end of the next business day.
Or contact one of our Advance Payment Program Administrators.
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