If new farm implement fails to perform the work for which it is intended, a farmer should complete the Notice of Failure to Perform form and send it to the Farm Implement Act administration (Farmers' Advocate Office), the dealer, and the distributor. The implement must be properly maintained and used under reasonable operating conditions.

The failure must occur within any of the first 10 days of actual use of the farm implement, whether or not those days are consecutive, or within the first 50 hours of actual use.

Upon receiving formal notification, the dealer and distributor have 7 days to make the farm implement perform in a satisfactory manner. If the farm implement is not working properly within 7 days, the dealer or distributor shall provide the farmer with a substitute until the implement is made to perform in a satisfactory manner.

If, within a reasonable amount of time after providing the substitute farm implement to the purchaser, the dealer or distributor fails to make the purchaser’s farm implement perform in a satisfactory manner, the dealer or distributor shall either:

  • replace the farm implement with one that is acceptable to the farmer, or
  • terminate the sale agreement.

Application form (non-fillable)

Application form (fillable)


To connect with the Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO):

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 310-FARM (3276)
Fax: 780-427-3913
Email: farmers.advocate@gov.ab.ca

Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO)

Suite 100, 7000 113 Street,
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6