The AgriInvest program is currently capped at 1% of eligible net sales, and these sales are capped at $1 million.
The government contribution is a maximum of $10,000 for a farm. One of the improvements is to remove the cap or increase the eligible net margins to a more appropriate level based on farm size, so that farms can receive the funds they need.
AgriInvest is designed to help deal with the small hurdles that may arise, but also to help develop the business and invest in equipment.
A government contribution of up to $10,000 a year is not how this program will move forward. Producers will use programs and add their own contributions. It's still the equity of the business, not government equity.
Quebec created an Agri-Québec to offset the cuts in 2013. For Quebec businesses, this allows them to have an investment with no limit on eligible net sales. So the amounts are more substantial and they can be used by businesses for the investments and research they need to move their business forward.