Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers

Also check with your commodity organizations for additional commodity-specific programs that may be available through your associations.

The provincial government supports growth in Ontario's agri-food sector by providing farmers with funding programs that support good jobs, attract investment, and help them make an even greater contribution to Ontario's economic success.

Select one of the following programs to learn more.

Northwestern Livestock Emergency Assistance Initiative

Beef farmers of Ontario (BFO) - Transfer Payment Agreement

BFO will receive up to $800,000 in 2021-22 to assist with extraordinary costs related to emergency need for feed including sourcing feed, purchasing feed and transportation of feed for Northwestern Ontario (Rainy River and Kenora Districts) livestock producers impacted by dry weather conditions.

Emergency Water and Temporary Fencing

Up to $1.2 million will be made available to area farmers for emergency measures to source water for livestock and to purchase and install new temporary fencing to allow livestock to safely graze in alternative locations.

Delivery of this initiative will be made through AgriCorp.

The financial assistance will be available to eligible livestock farmers for eligible costs incurred as a result of the dry weather from June 14, 2021.

Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program

Commodity Loan Guarantee Program

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is the new five-year commitment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Farm Property Tax Rate

As a farmland owner in Ontario, you may be eligible to apply for a property tax reduction through the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program.

Agriculture Mental Health Initiative

This initiative is partially funded by the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

Farmer Mental Wellness Program

Canadian Mental Health Association-Ontario and Ontario Federation of Agriculture will receive up to $4,101,425 over four fiscal years to carry out their respective parts in their Initiative.

Guardian Network

Canadian Mental Health Association-Ontario will receive up to $2,684,675 over four fiscal years to carry out its Initiative.


The Agricultural Information Contact Centre of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) provides province-wide, toll-free technical and business information to commercial farms, agri-businesses and other rural businesses:

Phone: 1-877-424-1300

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300