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Evaluation of programs under the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act – Summary Report

December 16, 2016

PurposeFootnote 1

Evaluation

Methodology

Evaluation findings

Relevance

Figure 1: Average Advance Payments Program Advance by Year
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
$51 150 $83 060 $68 740 $62 800 $77 670 $87 700 $101 700
Figure 2: Value of Advance Payments Program Regular Advances and Number of Producers by Year
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Figure 2 illustrates the value of total APP regular advances and the number of producers from production year 2007/08 to 2014/15.

The value of total advances was:

  • $1.58 billion in 2007/08
  • $2.27 billion in 2008/09
  • $2 billion in 2009/10
  • $1.58 billion in 2010/11
  • $1.89 billion in 2011/12
  • $1.88 billion in 2012/13
  • $2.40 billion in 2013/14
  • $1.99 billion in 2014/15

The number of producers was:

  • 30,936 in 2007/08
  • 31,862 in 2008/09
  • 29,179 in 2009/10
  • 25,081 in 2010/11
  • 24,394 in 2011/12
  • 21,462 in 2012/13
  • 23,786 in 2013/14 and
  • 21,547 in 2014/15

Effectiveness

Figure 3: Advance Payments Program performance targets by year
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Figure 3 illustrates how well APP has met its performance targets from 2010/11 to 2014/15. The target for marketing flexibility was 90% and the target for total value of advances was 2 billion dollars.

  • In 2010/11, APP advanced 1.6 billion dollars and provided marketing flexibility at 92%
  • In 2011/12, APP advanced 1.9 billion dollars and provided marketing flexibility at 91%
  • In 2012/13, APP advanced 1.9 billion dollars and provided marketing flexibility at 87%
  • In 2013/14, APP advanced 2.4 billion dollars and provided marketing flexibility at 91%
  • In 2014/15, APP advanced 2.0 billion dollars and provided marketing flexibility at 79%.

Efficiency and economy

Figure 4: Advance Payments Program and Price Pooling Program expenditures and default-related payments by year
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Figure 4 illustrates the program expenditrures and default related payments by year from 2007/08 to 2014/14 for APP and PPP.

  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 52.2 million and APP provided 14.7 million in default related payments in 2007/8
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 44.2 million and APP provided 5.2 million in default related payments in 2008/9
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 36.8 million and APP provided 19.4 million in default related payments in 2009/10
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 43.0 million and APP provided 21.9 million in default related payments in 2010/11
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 49.7 million and APP provided d 24.9 million in default related payments in 2011/12
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures 74.3 million and APP provided 52.5 million in default related payments in 2012/13
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 100.5 million and APP provided 76.5 million in default related payments in 2013/14
  • APP and PPP's program expenditures was 44.3 million and APP provided 20.1 million in default related payments in 2014/15
Figure 5: Overall Advance Payments Program Costs and Benefits
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Unbalanced scale with Costs ($52.2 million) on one platform and Net Benefits $253.7 million on the other platform.

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