CALFA (AgriRecovery) first payment can now be applied for through AFSC!
Just login into your AFSC Connect account, click on the program and then enter your Premise ID, animal type and number of breeding females and click send!
Read the press release
How to prepare for your CALFA Application
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) has finalized CALFA details and applications are now open to producers.
Producers should be prepared for a smooth application process by:
- Ensuring you have an AFSC Connect account, and direct deposit.
(For those who aren’t currently AFSC clients, AFSC asks that you sign up for an AFSC Connect account, and stay tuned for directions to sign up for direct deposit to receive program payments.)
- Preparing an inventory of breeding females on hand as of August 6, 2021.
- Keeping records of any expenses incurred for drought-related costs, including feeding livestock, up to December 31, 2021.
- Checking AFSC and ALP’s website for updates and following AFSC and Alberta Lamb Producers on social media.
Farming and ranching can be hard at any time. If you notice signs that you are struggling, reach out to your primary caregiver, or call 2-1-1 (where available) or look at the Do More Agriculture Foundation.
Need to talk? Here are some resources from across Canada
If you notice signs that a friend or family member is struggling, reach out to them.
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Signs to watch for:
- Changes in appetite.
- Changes in sleeping patterns – having trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping far longer than usual.
- Increased substance use.
- Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or being trapped.
- Anxiety, agitation, uncontrolled anger, and/or dramatic mood changes.
- Withdrawal from friends, family, community.
- Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566. If someone is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. You can also find additional resources on The Do More Agriculture Foundation website.