The application deadline for Alberta Farm Recovery Plan (AFRP) has past. This page is for information only.
On October 16, 2007, Premier Ed Stelmach announced $165 million in transitional assistance for Alberta producers to help offset rising costs facing the livestock sector.
The Alberta Farm Recovery Plan (AFRP) will address the economic strain that Alberta producers are facing attributed to Canada’s rising dollar, the drop in livestock prices, and high feed prices - spurred on by the demand for biofuels in the US. In addition, producers are suffering as a result of excess moisture and continued high fuel and fertilizer costs.
Delivery of the Alberta Farm Recovery Plan commenced October 26, 2007, utilizing the 2006 Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) program information.
AFRP payments are calculated by adjusting producer’s support levels by 20 percent of their fuel and fertilizer expenses and a proxy for feed costs.
AFRP is a temporary bridge to a long-term, more sustainable solution. The Government of Alberta will continue to work with and support producers while the industry develops their own long-term transformation plan for establishing profitability and revitalization in the agriculture sector.
For more information on AFRP, call AFSC toll-free at 1-877-899-AFSC (1-877-899-2372)or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Visit the AFSC website for FAQs and AFRP Payment Calculation information.