Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  1. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.3 million over three years through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to support 4-H Ontario programming. This funding will allow 4-H Ontario to continue to engage youth interested in a career in the agriculture and agri-food industries.
  2. To help agricultural producers make their operations more sustainable, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, is announcing that a new intake of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program – Adoption Stream will open on June 1, 2023.
  3. Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $4.1 million to support Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and 4-H Saskatchewan over the next five years under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). This investment supports the organizations that tell the story of agriculture in Saskatchewan and build public trust while developing the next generation of agriculture leaders.
  4. Today, while visiting La Trappe à Fromage de l'Outaouais, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with the Member of Parliament for Gatineau, the Honourable Steven MacKinnon, announced an investment of up to $1,548,800 for the company to increase production capacity and productivity.
  5. Today, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a supplemental freight adjustment to further support Saskatchewan producers who experienced wildlife damage to their stacked forage.
  6. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau will be in Gatineau to visit the cheese factory La Trappe à fromage and announce an important investment under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund. The Minister will be accompanied by the Honourable Steven Mackinnon, Member of Parliament for Gatineau.
  7. Today, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to students from across the province pursuing a post-secondary education in agriculture.
  8. Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced that 56 Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies program (ADOPT) projects and eight Strategic Field Program (SFP) projects received more than $1.4 million in funding in 2023.
  9. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, yesterday wrapped up a three-day visit to Washington where she participated in the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) global summit. Minister Bibeau joined Ministerial counterparts and delegates from over 40 countries to discuss the need for greater investment in climate-smart agriculture to address climate change and global hunger.
  10. In recognition of the significant financial challenges facing Canadian producers, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, today confirmed that the interest-free limit of the Advance Payments Program has been increased from $250,000 to $350,000 for the 2023 program year, effective May 8, 2023. This is the portion of advances on which the Government of Canada pays the interest on behalf of producers.