Producers that took advantage of the AgriRecovery 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance initiative can now view their program benefits statements.
The AgriRecovery program was initiated to help Alberta producers of livestock and beekeepers cover extraordinary costs for feed and other expenses due to prolonged dry weather and extreme heatwave in 2021. The first phase ran from September 7 to November 1, 2021 and phase two was open from January 5 to January 31, 2022.
AFSC’s Agristability Product Coordinator, Ed Ten Hove spoke about the program on the River Country Ag Show.
Ten Hove says the initiative provided approximately $350 million in the hands of Albertan producers. “We had more than 11,000 producers participate in this AgriRecovery response and benefits were provided based on applications that included approximately two million grazing animals.”
Ten Hove says there was a robust response to the financial program, “There was a large need in the province so not surprisingly we (AFSC) had a large response from the agriculture community.”
Statements of program benefits for phase two can be viewed online through AFSC Connect if it was applied for through the portal or it will be sent by paper in the mail if done by other means.
You can listen to our full conversation with Ed Ten Hove with AFSC down below and tune into the River Country Ag Show every weekday during the noon hour!
-Erika Rolling, Trending 55 Newsroom