Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  1. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the Government of Canada has increased total AgriRecovery funding to up to $500 million to address extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought and wildfires.
  2. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched a call for proposals for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund, a new fund under Agricultural Climate Solutions. Starting this year and until 2024, the $200-million Fund will provide direct support to farmers to adopt beneficial management practices that store carbon and reduce greenhouse
  3. The $200 million On-Farm Climate Action Fund (2021-2024) is one of the many important new initiatives being undertaken to promote environmental sustainability and economic resiliency in the agriculture sector.
  4. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in new initiatives to support and promote mental health in Ontario’s farming and rural communities.
  5. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce significant investments to support Canadian farmers in improving their long-term climate resiliency and reducing GHG emissions.
  6. The governments of British Columbia (B.C.) and Canada are providing financial support for B.C. farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses through wildfires, record heat and prolonged drought in 2021.
  7. Through investments in modern and innovative technology and equipment, the Government of Canada is helping growers to remain competitive, enhance efficiency and boost productivity. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for agri-tech companies to have the necessary equipment to ensure farmers are well-positioned for the future.
  8. The governments of Canada and Manitoba have agreed to increase the 2021 AgriStability interim benefit payment percentage from 50 per cent to 75 per cent for Manitoba producers, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
  9. Government of Canada announces $100 million in AgriRecovery funding to further support farmers facing continued extreme weather
  10. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food and beverage processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic.