Advance Payments Program – Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) (2022)

Description:

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

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $1 million per program year in total advances based on the value of your eligible agricultural products, with the Government of Canada paying the interest on the first $100,000 of the applicant’s advance and preferential interest rates on advance amounts over $100,000.

The cash advance is calculated based on up to 50% of the anticipated market value of the eligible agricultural products that the applicant will produce or have in storage.

The advance must be secured. The advance amount one is eligible to receive will be limited by the level of security they are able to provide.

Producers repay the loan as they sell their agricultural product, with up to 18 months to fully repay the advance for most commodities (up to 24 months for cattle and bison).

Applicants cannot have more than $1,000,000 in advances outstanding at any one time.

Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • Be a producer
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • A corporation, cooperative or partnership of which the majority interest is held by Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Have produced/be producing and own the agricultural product and be responsible for its marketing.
  • Be the age of majority in the province of operation (for a corporation, cooperative or partnership, one or more of the stakeholders must be the age of majority in the province of operation

Applications Steps:

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