Alberta ranchers can now apply for AgriRecovery funds totaling $200 per head via a $340-million assist program.
By way of the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Help Initiative, cattle and bison can be eligible for an preliminary fee of $94 per head, and a secondary fee of $106 per head, for a complete of $200 per animal. In response to the Alberta authorities, different livestock can be eligible for a unique per head fee.
Taking a feed-need strategy, the second fee of $106 per head protection can be obtainable to producers who’ve skilled extraordinary prices because of the drought, along with the preliminary fee. This second fee will should be supported by receipts.
The program can be administered via Agriculture Monetary Providers Company (AFSC), and an AFSC Join account can be required to obtain funds. As of September 7, instructions on how to enroll may be discovered right here.
The province says funds will move quickly after purposes are obtained. As soon as purposes are authorised and processed, those that enroll for the direct deposit possibility will see funds towards the top of the month.
“We’re here to support producers in times like these,” says Darryl Kay, CEO of AFSC, in an announcement on Tuesday. “This funding helps Alberta’s livestock producers and beekeepers sustain their operations during challenging times.”
AgriRecovery is funded on a 60-40 foundation between the federal and provincial governments. Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and B.C. have additionally introduced particulars and launched sign-up for provincial AgriRecovery applications over the previous couple of weeks.