Market disruptions, global uncertainty, drought conditions, floods and forest fires can all create financial challenges that affect your bottom line. AgriStability helps stabilize farm income by managing the risk of large income declines.

Important Changes:

Late Participation Option for 2021 program year

Farmers can sign up for the 2021 program year until December 31, 2022. This change was made in response to the extremely challenging year 2021 was for ranchers and farmers in B.C.. Wildfires, record heatwave, prolonged drought and massive floods have destroyed the livelihood of many producers. 

2021 Interim Payments increased to 75% of estimated final payment.

Reference Margin Limits removed (retroactive to the 2020 program year).

AgriStability staff are working very hard to process payments for affected farms and ranches. If your farm has been impacted by conditions this year you are strongly urged to contact our staff.

AgriStability helps stabilize farm income by managing the risk of large income declines.

Why you should include AgriStability in your farm's business plan

How it works

AgriStability protects agricultural producers against declines in their net farming income due to market conditions, production loss or increased costs of production. Payments are made if a producer’s current year margin falls more than 30% below their reference margin.

Watch the videos to learn more about AgriStability.




Eligible applicants must:

  • Have income from the primary production of agricultural commodities
  • Have carried on the business of farming in Canada and reported farming income (or loss) for income tax purposes
  • Have completed a minimum of six consecutive months farming activity
  • Have completed a production cycle that includes one or more of the following: 
    • The growing and harvesting of a crop
    • The process of rearing livestock
    • The purchase and sale of livestock within a program year in the case of feeding or finishing enterprises

How to enrol

If you have never participated in AgriStability or have previously opted out, you will need to complete some New Participant forms. To know how to do this please read the instructions below:

The Productive Capacity information collected on these forms is used to calculate an estimated contribution reference margin and the cost of your enrolment fee. The contribution reference margin uses industry averages and will not be used to determine your program benefits.

Important Dates

Mar 31 
  • Deadline to submit an interim application. Producer must be enrolled in AgriStability for the current program year.

Apr 30


  • Deadline for new participants to request a New Participant Package.
  • Deadline to pay program fee without penalty (or 30 days from date of enrolment notice).
  • Deadline to cancel participation in program year (or 30 days from date of enrolment notice).
Sep 30
  • Deadline to submit harmonized AgriStability and AgriInvest programs information and statement of farming activities without penalty.
Dec 31
  • Deadline to submit harmonized AgriStability and AgriInvest programs information and statement of farming activities with penalty.
  • Deadline to pay program fee with penalty. Producers will not be eligible to receive benefits for that program year if fees are not paid.


Appeals regarding the processing of applications are accepted within 90 days of the date of the decision.

The appeal must clearly identify the nature of the appeal and provide sufficient information and documentation to substantiate it. A missed deadline may be excused if extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated. However, exceptions to program policy like eligibility, or other disagreements with program rules, cannot be appealed.

Adjustment request

Requests to change previously submitted information used to calculate program benefits can be made within 18 months of the date of the original Calculation of Program Benefits notice.

Contact us

Call 1-877-343-2767, drop in to your regional office or email us.

Abbotsford (serving Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island)
1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC
V3G 2M3
Oliver (serving South Okanagan, Similkameen, Kootenays)
201-583 Fairview Rd
Oliver, BC
Kelowna (serving Central & North Okanagan, Thompson Valley, Nicola Valley, Cariboo, Chilcotin)
200-1500 Hardy Street
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 8H2        
Fort St. John (serving Prince George, Peace River)
10043-100th Street
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 3Y5