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Farm Credit Canada-backed fund offers innovative and flexible solutions for uncertain times

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Farm Credit Canada, announced the launch of a $100-million Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund to support proven, viable companies through unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launched in partnership with Forage Capital Inc., the Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund is set up to provide companies with the financial stability and flexibility they need to rebuild their business models during challenging times. FCC is the sole investor in the fund and Forage Capital is the fund manager.

For more information on funding criteria and the application process, please contact Forage Capital Inc.

COVID-19 support program

To ensure producers, agribusinesses and food processors can remain focused on business-critical functions, FCC has put customer support programs in place. Apply now

FCC lending capacity increases to alleviate industry financial pressure

FCC has received an enhancement to its capital base that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity. Read more about FCC's lending capacity

Message from the President and CEO

As you work to prioritize the health and well-being of your families, farms and businesses, please know that Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is here for you. Read more from the President


Booking an appointment

FCC offices are now open and we’re currently conducting in-person meetings or visits to your operation by appointment only. Please call your local office to request one.

What to expect

For us to meet safely and confidently, we’ve also introduced these enhanced protocols:

  • COVID-19 health check questions will be asked the day of your visit.
  • When you arrive, wait outside or in your vehicle. At your scheduled appointment time, our staff will meet you outside or call you in, then take you to the meeting room. Please do not enter the office until your FCC representative comes to greet you.
  • Hand sanitizer use is required, and masks may be needed in situations where physical distancing isn’t possible.
  • A plexiglass barrier will be set up in meeting rooms so we can meet comfortably.
  • Our staff will disinfect the room before each meeting.

Other ways to connect

In addition to office or operation visits, we continue to offer the following options:

  • By phone: Call your local FCC contact or Customer Service Centre at 1-888-332-3301 (toll-free) or 1-306-780-8900.
  • Online: Many transactional needs can be easily handled via our Online Services portal.




Mental health support

During these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to focus on our well-being. Find Rooted in Strength, our mental-wellness publication, access to crisis support helplines and information for anyone in Canadian agriculture.




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Take advantage of employment opportunities in agriculture and food production. Help ensure affordable food continues to reach Canadian grocery stores and kitchen tables. From jobs on farms and in food and beverage manufacturing to distribution and more.

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