Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 21, 2007 11:42 ET

Media Advisory: Reminder-Deadline to Apply for $400 Million Cost of Production Payment is September 1

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - Less than two weeks remain for producers who have not already received a payment, to apply for the federal $400 million Cost of Production Payment. The application deadline is September 1.

The $400 million Cost of Production Payment is a direct payment to producers to help address high production costs over the last four years. Most producers have automatically received a payment and do not need to apply. Producers who did not participate in the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) for 2004 or who began farming after 2004 must send in an application to receive a payment.

Forms can be requested online or downloaded from the program web site at www.agr.gc.ca/cop, or by calling 1-866-367-8506.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972