*NEW* Changes to 2019 Program Year – Update June 10, 2019

The Manitoba Corn Growers Association, as an administrator of the Advance Payments Program (APP), is committed to providing additional information on the changes made to the APP as announced on June 3, 2019. Please read the News Release.

The MCGA is now accepting applications starting June 10th for an advance under the increased limits under the APP, with the ability to issue funds on June 26th. Starting May 29th, the MCGA will reallocate producers’ advances to ensure that producers are maximizing the interest-free loans available to them.

Please call our office if you have any questions, either about your existing APP loan or if you have questions leading up to June 26th. AAFC has also created a Question & Answer document for additional information: Question & Answer New Limits APP – June 2019.

MCGA also encourages producers to speak with their financial and marketing advisors to determine if the  announced increased limits available under the Advance Payments Program would be of benefit to their farming operation. The Farm Management Team with Manitoba Agriculture have put together a list of resources that could be used by producer applying for a cash advance or concerned/interested about financial management and risks.  Read more here.

2019 APP Program Year – Updated Forms for New Limits

Producers must provide photo identification when applying for a cash advance loan under the 2019/20 Advance Payments Program.

NOTE: For producers applying for advances above $400,000 where a credit score from a National Credit Bureau is not available, producers will be asked to provide financial statements and contact information of two (2) input suppliers. 

Please contact Tammy Cote or Rae Jackson at 204.745.6661 if you have any questions about the Advance Payments Program.


  1. Crop producers will need to download items (a), (b), (c) and either(d1) or (d2) if you have not seeded yet, or
    (e1) or (e2) if you have planted, or
    (f) if you have harvested, or
    (i) if you have already have an application in place for the 2019 Program Year and wish to take advantage of the new limits.
  2. All ALBERTA PRODUCERS will need to download and complete (g).
  3. All Corporations that have a Family Trust as a Shareholder (h).

Forms are now available in an electronic version but must be printed to fill in the signature. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for this update, which is available for download here.  For producers that prefer to fill out by hand, print forms as usual.

Download forms below (pdf format)

(a) 2019 Cover Sheet Pre-Production
(b) 2019 Producer Application – New Limits
(c) 2019 Priority Agreement – New Limits
(d1) 2019 Pre-Production Worksheet – New Limits
(d2) 2019 Pre-Production Worksheet for AgriStability – New Limits
(e1) 2019 Final Pre-Production Worksheet – New Limits
(e2) 2019 Final Pre-Production Worksheet for AgriStability – New Limits
(f) 2019 Post Production Worksheet – New Limits
(g)  Guarantee Acknowledgement Certificate – Must be completed by all ALBERTA Residents
(h) Alternate Guarantor
(i) 2019 Amendment to the Application – New Limits


  1. Honey producers will now download regular applications listed above.
  2. Honey producers must provide a copy of their insurance indicating Manitoba Corn Growers Association as the first loss payable.
  3. Please note: the amount of insurance coverage required must be equal to the amount of the Cash Advance that you are applying for.

The MCGA Agricultural Products include grain corn, Kentucky bluegrass seed, alfalfa seed, annual and perennial ryegrass, baled hay (for domestic sales only) and sunflowers on behalf of the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) in Western Canada; all pulse crops in Manitoba on behalf of the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) and honey in Manitoba on behalf of the Manitoba Beekeepers’ Association (MBA).

New crops for Manitoba include durum, canola, flax, buckwheat, canary seed, mustard, hemp seed, wheat, mustard Ethiopian, camelina, millet, barley, oats, triticale, and rye.

The Advance Rates for the 2019-2020 production period are:

Alfalfa Seed $0.77/lb
Barley $1.80/bu
Buckwheat $6.34/bu
Camelina $0.11/lb
Canary Seed $4.84/bu
Canola $5.17/bu
Corn (Grain Only) $2.27/bu
Cranberry $0.21/lb
Desi Chick Peas $0.08/lb
Durum $3.04/bu
Faba Beans $0.04/lb
Flax $5.72/bu
Great Northern $0.17/lb
Hay (domestic sales) $63.05/T
Hay (AB) $63.05/T
Hemp Seed $0.27/lb
Honey $0.84/lb
Kabuli Chick Peas $0.09/lb
Kentucky Blue Grass $0.38/lb
Kidney $0.21/lb
Lentils $0.08/lb
Millet $0.05/lb
Mustard $6.29/bu
Mustard Ethiopian $4.58/bu
Oats $1.20/bu
Other Coloured $0.16/lb
Peas (MB Only) $3.16/bu
Pintos $0.16/lb
Rye $2.22/bu
Rye (Fall) $2.34/bu
Ryegrass (Annual) $0.19/lb
Ryegrass (Perennial) $0.29/lb
Soybean $4.94/bu
Sunflower Confects $0.15/lb
Sunflower Oils $0.11/lb
Triticale $1.83/bu
Wheat $3.04/bu
Wheat (Winter) $2.77/bu
White Pea (Navy) $0.16/lb