Services and information
Provides producers with a cash advance based on the value of their agricultural products.
Helps under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities to fully participate in the sector.
Offers protection against production losses caused by hail, drought, flooding, disease and other natural hazards.
Helps cover income declines and supports investments that help mitigate risks.
Offers protection against declines in farm income as a result of low prices, rising input costs and production losses.
Increases availability of loans to new and existing farmers to establish, improve or develop their farms.
Provides advice and enables on-going dialogue on food-related challenges and opportunities, as well as agriculture and agri-food sectors' policies and programs.
Offers Indigenous students work experience that allows for personal growth while contributing to the goals of the department.
Provides funding to organizations for the creation of agricultural internships that provide career-related work experiences to youth and youth facing barriers.