September 23, 2016 09:53 ET
FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2016) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, TJ Harvey on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $400,000 to support the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)'s efforts to introduce a new accounts receivable insurance tool.
CFA's two-year pilot project addresses a gap in the agriculture sector for individual transaction accounts receivable insurance. The insurance tool is designed to offer financial protection to farmers as they seek out new markets within Canada and abroad. The intent is to develop private sector delivered, accounts receivable insurance for up to twenty agricultural commodities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with longer-term plans of expanding credit insurance across Canada to provide more certainty and ensure higher profitability.
"The Government of Canada is committed to working with industry and the private sector to explore tools that contribute to a resilient agriculture sector. This investment will help give farmers the confidence of guaranteed payment, which encourages them to take advantage of new sales opportunities to gain higher returns for their commodities and increase their profitability."
"The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to undertake this project to develop tools that will improve the understanding of potential risks in agriculture and support the development of insurance protection for farmers in cases where a buyer doesn't pay their bill. CFA will work with its associate member, Farmers of North America, to share the results of the project and extend these insurance offerings across Canada."
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Guy GallantDirector of CommunicationsThe Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay613-773-1059Media RelationsAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaOttawa, Ontario613-773-79721-866-345-7972
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