Measures have already been taken and more will follow. However, producers can't simply turn their backs on risk management programs. These programs amount to $1.6 billion a year, and this figure could be much higher. There's some leeway. These programs meet needs.
Producers must access the money available to them through AgriStability. To make things easier for them, we've extended the deadline for producers to register for AgriStability to July 3. As well, producers are being offered an advance payment worth 75% of the amount to which they're entitled, compared to the usual 50%. This will only be possible in the provinces that have signed on. However, I'm confident that several provinces will do so.
We've also created an online calculator, because there are many rumours going around about AgriStability. Producers can now go online to do the math, which is much simpler. It's a bit like a mortgage calculator.