In the event you’re a livestock producer in Ontario and are questioning the place the renewal kind is for the Risk Management Program, surprise no extra: they haven’t been despatched out but.
The same old deadline to enrol lamb, cattle, hogs, and veal gross sales for the present 12 months is April, nevertheless final 12 months and this 12 months’s deadlines had been pushed ahead as a result of COVID-19. Nonetheless, the June thirtieth deadline is quick approaching, however those that have tried to fill out the varieties on-line have found the varieties for 2021 are merely not there.
When requested, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) mentioned the RMP has not but launched for sheep or any of the opposite plans, together with cattle, hogs, and veal. Grains and oilseeds RMP has not launched both, however the division says that the later timing won’t have an effect on protection.
For livestock, clients should report gross sales both quarterly or semi-annually. The semi-annual report back to June 30 is due July 31.
“Customers can be assured that their coverage will be in place. Agricorp will be sending renewal packages and opening the application period a little later than usual, but I can assure you that customers do not need to do anything at this time, including reporting their sales for the RMP for livestock program,” a consultant wrote in an e-mail to RealAgriculture.
OMAFRA says the delay is as a result of the ministry has been working with agricultural stakeholders to find out methods to higher meet their wants and assist make the RMP extra responsive, and that renewals will likely be despatched within the close to future when the 2021 program is launched.
Any questions on renewal packages or new registrants can contact Agricorp at [email protected]