Farmers' Advocate Office: Rural Consumer Protection

 
 
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The Farm Implement Act and Farm Implement Dealerships Act were created to help protect the investment farmers make in their machinery. This legislation establishes minimum warranty requirements, outlines the required availability for repair pairs, and creates a process for resolving disputes over agreements and implement performance.

Administered by the Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO), this legislation is delivered by the Farm Implement Board. Farmers are encouraged to make every effort to settle their dispute with the dealer, and all disputes are reviewed by the FAO's Farm Implement Inspector prior to being forwarded to the Farm Implement Board.

The Farm Implement Board manages the Farm Implement Compensation Fund, which is financed through the dues and levies paid by licensed dealers and distributors. The FAO manages the licensing of dealers and distributors. Through the Farm Implement Compensation Fund, compensation is available for situations where a breach of a lease or sale agreement has occurred.

Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Hearing Process
Obsolete Parts Directory
Shop Work Order for Farm Machinery Repairs
Alberta Licensed Farm Implement Dealers
Alberta Licensed Farm Implement Distributor

Forms
Notice of Failure to Perform
Application for Licence as a Dealer
Application for Licence as a Distributor
Application for Compensation for Breech of Sale/Lease Agreement

Contact Us
Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO)
305, 7000 - 113 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6
Telephone 310-FARM (3276)
Fax 780-427-3913
Email: farmers.advocate@gov.ab.ca

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Disclaimer: Information found on this website is intended to be for information purposes and should be used as a guideline only. Any discrepancies should be forwarded to the direct agency that holds the jurisdiction.
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This information published to the web on November 6, 2006.
Last Reviewed/Revised on December 12, 2014.