Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  1. Nova Scotia beekeepers will have access to more financial support this year. The Apiculture Sustainable Growth and Health Program will provide eligible beekeepers up to $50,000, an increase from the maximum $27,000 in 2023.
  2. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $538,000 through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to expand the Farmer Wellness Initiative to Ontario farm workers.
  3. Today, ahead of Dairy Farmers of Canada’s 2024 Annual General Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of more than $8.5 million for two projects led by Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) through the AgriAssurance Program – National Industry Association Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  4. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced 13 semi-finalists, under the Agricultural Methane Reduction Challenge, who are working to advance economically viable and scalable practices, processes, and technologies designed to reduce enteric methane emissions produced by cattle.
  5. Ministers are pleased that all major retailers have now joined the industry-led Grocery Sector Code of Conduct.
  6. The annual conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture was held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from July 17 to 19, 2024.
  7. After years of work and widespread industry participation, we are pleased to announce that all major retailers have agreed to join the Grocery Sector Code of Conduct.
  8. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable John Streicker, Yukon Minister of Energy, Mines, and Resources, as well as other provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture will be addressing media following the Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture.
  9. The Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program, a $250-million cost-shared program under the Sustainable CAP was put in place across Canada to help producers conserve and enhance the resiliency of agricultural landscapes. This new program uses an ecological goods and services payment approach to support on-farm adoption and complements other programs, such as the , to address climate change.
  10. The federal and provincial governments are investing in projects that will help farmers adopt beneficial land-use management practices that will increase environmental resiliency among farms in Newfoundland and Labrador.