Advance Payments Program (APP)

Cash Advances For Alberta & Saskatchewan’s Livestock & Grain Producers

Government of Canada Implements New Regulations to Enhance Advance Payment Program. Please see the attached link for the official news release and Quick facts.

https://www.canada.ca/en/agriculture-agri-food/news/2019/06/government-of-canada-implements-new-regulations-to-enhance-advance-payments-program.html

The increased loan limits for the Advance Payments Program (APP) will be accessible to Canadian farmers through administrators will be able to apply for the new amounts as early as June 10, 2019 and the new advances above $400,000 will be issued on June 26, 2019. The Increased cash advance funds include the following:

  • Maximum loan  limit increases from $400,000 to $1 million on all commodities,
  • Interest-free portion on canola advances increases from $100,000 to $500,000, and
  • Interest-free portion on all other commodities remains at $100,000.

The government also announced that the maximum loan limit increase to $1 million will be a permanent APP amendment for all producers. The government also announced a two-month extension to AgriStability enrollment for the 2019 program year without penalty, from April 30, 2019 to July 2, 2019. 

WeCAP has been working closely with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to implement the new limits since the initial announcement of the APP loan limit increases made by Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on May 1, 2019. Producers will be apply to apply for the new amounts as early as June 10 and new advances above $400,000 will be issued as of June 26, 2019. Farmers looking to begin their application process or for more information are encouraged to call the WeCAP office at 1-844-333-3377 or email wecap@feederassoc.com 

Did you know the Western Cash Advance Program Inc. administers a program designed to help producers with cash flow? 

The Advanced Payments Program (APP) offers - We have added more commodities!

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  • $100,000 interest-free and up to $400,000 available to you!
  • Low Interest Rates
  • Flexibility to sell your commodity when the market is in your favour.
  • Up to a 2 year repayment period, depending on commodity advanced (see application for details).
  • Friendly Staff willing to help you with all your questions and concerns.
  • WLPIP Option and GARS Now Available for Security

This program is made available by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Advance Payments Program 

How to apply for Cash Advances:

The Application for the Advanced Payments Program is available on this site under downloads.

2019 Application available under our downloads link here (click on Western Cash Advance)

Please remember to Print off your Application, Sign where applicable then Fax or Email ALL pages of the Application, Worksheets and documents in to us:

Fax:  1-888-840-8107
Email: wecap@feederassoc.com

Advance Rates - effective April 1, 2019 (subject to change)

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Alberta Rates Saskatchewan Rates
Calves (400 - 700 LB) $668.33/Head Calves (400 - 700 LB) $664.20/Head
Feeders (700 - 900 LB) $741.08/Head

Feeders (700 - 900 LB) $729.44/Head 

Finished (over 900LB and less than 1250LB) $808.01/Head

Finished (over 900LB & less than 1250LB) $808.01/Head

Finished (over 1250LB) $1,052.45/Head Finished (over 1250LB) $1,052.45/Head
Bulls Mature (More than 2yr) $2231.00/Head Bulls Mature (More than 2yr) $2231.00/Head
Bulls Breeding (Less than 2yr) $1940.00/Head Bulls Breeding (Less than 2yr) $1940.00/Head
Cows Mature (has calved) $1176.12/Head Cows Mature (has calved) $1176.12/Head
Heifers Breeding (Bred) $1139.75/Head Heifers Breeding (Bred) $1139.75/Head
Heifers Breeding (Calf) $824.50/Head Heifers Breeding (Calf) $824.50/Head
Lambs (61 - 79 Lb) $76.87/Head Lambs (61 - 79 Lb) $76.87/Head
Lambs (80 - 109 Lb) $97.00/Head Lambs (80 - 109 Lb) $97.00/Head
Lambs (Over 110 Lb) $121.00/Head Lambs (Over 110 Lb) $121.00/Head
Sheep (Ewe) $171.20/Head Sheep (Ewe) $171.20/Head
Sheep (Ram) $249.77/Head Sheep (Ram) $249.77/Head
Goat Kids (Less than 50 Lb) $37.34/Head Goat Kids (Less than 50 Lb) $37.34/Head
Goat Kids (50 - 70 Lb) $69.11/Head Goat Kids (50 - 70 Lb) $69.11/Head
Goats Goatlings (More than 70 Lb) $87.05/Head Goats Goatlings (More than 70 Lb) $87.05/Head
Goats Mature (Buck) $2216.31/Head Goats Mature (Buck) $216.31/Head
Goat Mature (Doe) $131.43/Head Goat Mature (Doe) $131.43/Head
Bison Feeder (650 - 750 lbs) $1,290.10/Head Bison Feeder (650 - 750 lbs) $1,290.10/Head
Bison Finished (900 - 1050 lbs) $1,938.78/Head Bison Finished (900 - 1050 lbs) $1,938.78/Head
Barley $82.45/MT Barley $82.45/MT
Canola $227.95/MT Canola $227.95/MT
Corn $2.27/Bushel Corn $2.27/Bushel
Durum $111.55/MT  Durum $111.55/MT
Fababeans $92.15/MT Fababeans $92.15/MT 
Flax $225.04/MT Flax $225.04/MT
Lentils $192.06/MT Lentils $192.06/MT
Mustard $277.42/MT Mustard $277.42/MT
Oats $77.60/MT Oats $77.60/MT
Peas (Dry) $116.40/MT Peas (Dry) $116.40/MT
Rye - Spring $87.30/MT Rye - Spring $87.30/MT 
Rye - Fall $92.15/MT Rye - Fall $92.15/MT
Wheat - Feed $87.30/MT Wheat - Feed $87.30/MT
Wheat $111.55/MT Wheat $111.55/MT
Winter Wheat $101.85/MT Winter Wheat $101.85/MT
Alfalfa Hay $82.45/MT  Alfalfa Hay $82.45/MT
Hay $63.05/MT  Hay $63.05/MT
Clover Seed - Alsike $0.630/LB  NA
Clover - S.C. Red $0.436/LB NA
Fescue Seed - Creeping Red $0.436/LB NA
Fescue - Sheeps $0.582/LB NA
Alfalfa Seed $0.776/LB NA
Bromes Grass - Smooth Seed $0.679/LB NA

Completing the application:

Please remember to Print off your Application, Sign where applicable then Fax or Email ALL pages of the Application, Worksheets and documents in to us:

2019 Application available under downloads link here (click on Western Cash Advance)

If you have any questions about completing the application, program requirements or about the APP Program, We are happy to help. Please contact our WeCAP office:

Ph: 1-844-333-3377
Fax: 1-888-840-8107
Email: wecap@feederassoc.com