Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  1. Food producers looking to expand their product line or improve their processing can access funding from the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program.
  2. The governments of Canada and Ontario are increasing funding to the Honey Bee Health Initiative by up to $1 million to help improve the resiliency and competitiveness of beekeeper operations in Ontario.
  3. On May 17, 2024, the Government of Canada announced over $9.6 million in funding for 29 projects under the African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). The projects must be completed by March 31, 2025.
  4. The Government of Canada is protecting the resilience of Canada’s rural communities and the Canadian pork sector by supporting prevention and preparedness measures for African swine fever (ASF).
  5. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and André Lamontagne, Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food issued the following statement regarding the Grocery Sector Code of Conduct:
  6. More than 175 projects approved for funding through the Grow Ontario Market Initiative
  7. Today, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $5 million over 5 years for the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI).
  8. Today, as part of Canadian Innovation Week 2024, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the two grand prize winners of the Novel Technologies Streams for the Food Waste Reduction Challenge, Clean Works Inc. and Genecis Bioindustries Inc.
  9. Research activities are at the heart of innovation and progress, especially in agriculture, and can lead to long-term growth and success for the sector.
  10. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, will announce new investments in Canadian field crop research to address climate change, advance economic growth and support resiliency of the sector.