Managing Business Stress: Programs & Services

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There are a range of programs and services offered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, other levels of government, and private service providers to aid producers in coping with, and managing through, periods of business stress. This section provides descriptions regarding many of these services

Business Risk Management Programs
  • Business risk management tools include AgriInsurance, AgriStability, and AgriRecovery, which are administered by AFSC, and AgriInvest, which is delivered federally. Information on these business risk management programs can be found through a link on the main page of the AAFC website,, and on the AFSC website,, under Risk Management. AgriInvest information is available toll-free at 1-866-367-8506.
  • The Growing Forward 2 On-Farm Water Management Program provides technical assistance to agricultural producers to complete a Long Term Water Management Plan, and shares the cost of related enhancements of their on-farm water supply management. More information is available at
Federal Tax deferral

2015 Livestock Tax Deferral 2014 Prescribed Drought and Excess Moisture/Flood Regions: Stress Management
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This information published to the web on April 22, 2010.
Last Reviewed/Revised on July 24, 2015.