News for Rural Communities

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  1. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support for airport upgrades in western Cape Breton.
  2. To support grain and oilseed producers in Atlantic Canada and their unique needs, today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced up to $3,045,781 over 5 years to the Atlantic Grains Council through the AgriScience Program – Projects Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  3. Canadians deserve safe, reliable, and resilient transportation systems to connect their growing communities, keep people moving and grow our economy. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in essential local infrastructure, to build vibrant communities and strong regions for the next generation.
  4. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $23.55 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) in horticultural research, innovation and commercialization activities, and research infrastructure, all to benefit Ontario farmers and consumers.
  5. The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting Alberta Beef Producers in expanding its food safety and certification program.
  6. MusGo Rider Eastern Shore will purchase five new vehicles after a combined investment of $445,933 from the federal and provincial governments.
  7. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook; the Honourable Kent Smith, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Eastern Shore; and Colin Cameron, MusGo Rider Board Chair.
  8. The Government of Canada is investing over $6 million in two organizations to drive the growth of Canada’s beef industry through promotional activities that increase awareness and demand for Canadian beef.
  9. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of more than $6 million in two beef and cattle organizations through the AgriMarketing Program, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  10. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing funding under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to assist Manitoba agri-food and agri-product producers and processors in adopting and improving food safety and traceability practices, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  11. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce funding to support the competitiveness of Canada’s beef sector and grow export opportunities around the world. He will be joined by representatives from the Canadian Cattle Association and Canada Beef.
  12. The organic industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Canada. Organic farming techniques can help improve soil health, promote biodiversity, and boost farm resilience in the face of climate change.
  13. Agriculture is an important economic driver in rural Nova Scotia. The Government of Canada is investing to help a Cape Breton co-operative take innovative steps to connect farmers and producers to local markets.
  14. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $330,000 through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to enhance the Superior Plant Upgrading and Distribution (SPUD) Unit in New Liskeard. The SPUD Unit supports farmers and the wider agriculture and food industry by offering testing for plant diseases and providing a stock of healthy plants to commercial growers across the province.
  15. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, met with Woodstock First Nation Chief Tim Paul and community members, where he highlighted a federal investment of up to $62,124 for Woodstock First Nation under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF).
  16. Investing in Canada’s communities isn't just about building infrastructure, it's about building connections to other communities, to markets, and to Canadians.
  17. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the re-appointment of Morgan Moore as a Member of the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).
  18. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing in the revitalization of traditional food systems under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  19. Our communities thrive when residents and visitors of all abilities can enjoy public spaces. The Government of Canada has invested to help make a community park and trail more accessible.
  20. To support Canadian agri-food companies in reaching these markets, today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced up to $5.5 million over 3 years to Group Export Agri-Food Québec-Canada through the AgriMarketing Program, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  21. The effects of climate change are having a direct and severe impact on farmers and their ability to earn a stable income.
  22. B.C. farmers are accessing new technology through federal and provincial government funding to grow their businesses and increase production to help strengthen food security in the province.
  23. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  24. By providing a space where people can feel safe, supported, and connected during times of upheaval and uncertainty, climate comfort centres help communities recover more quickly once the crisis has passed.
  25. A new risk management tool for beef producers aims to protect them financially and help their sector grow.
  26. Through a collaborative investment between the federal and provincial governments, a new risk management tool for beef producers will facilitate growth of the sector across the Maritime region.
  27. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced a total investment of up to $5,257,073 to the Canadian Barley Research Coalition through the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  28. The federal government is investing up to $1.7 million in rural communities across British Columbia for transit studies, planning projects, vehicle purchases, and supporting infrastructure.
  29. The federal government is investing up to $1.7 million through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund to support 9 transportation projects across British Columbia.
  30. Cape Breton Island is focused on preserving and promoting its unique Highland history and heritage, and keeping the culture alive for residents and visitors. The Government of Canada is investing in improvements to the Gaelic College campus in St. Anns.
  31. This week, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, travelled to Des Moines, Iowa, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, to meet with key agri-food stakeholders and U.S. officials, with the goal of strengthening Canada’s relationships in the U.S. Midwest and advancing shared priorities.
  32. Inn at Bay Fortune to elevate guest experience with Farmhouse Event Space
  33. The Canadian cattle industry is one of the country’s largest industries and a major economic driver. Canadian cattle and dairy producers hold themselves to the highest standards for quality and sustainability, which is why their genetics continue to be sought-after around the world.
  34. Diversity in field crops creates an agriculture ecosystem that is profitable and resilient to climate change.
  35. In Nova Scotia, an innovative agri-food business is growing – and it’s providing more than food.
  36. Food producers looking to expand their product line or improve their processing can access funding from the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program.
  37. 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.
  38. During a three-day visit to Cape Breton that coincided with Atlantic Official Languages Week and Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, Darrell Samson, the Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, met with educators, arts administrators, and economic development leaders to discuss the region’s unique cultural heritage, as well as its competitive advantages, challenges, and plans for future growth.
  39. 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.
  40. 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).
  41. Federal and provincial investments are helping to grow and strengthen PEI’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
  42. The Government of Canada is improving public transit in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region and the communities of Métis-sur-Mer with a federal investment of $5,450,000. These funds will be used to purchase buses, vehicles, install charging stations and conduct a transit assessment.
  43. 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:
  44. More than 175 projects approved for funding through the Grow Ontario Market Initiative
  45. Lunenburg County Wheels will expand their fleet by four vans after a combined investment of $432,000 from the federal and provincial governments.
  46. 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).
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Canadian farmers produce a wide range of fruits, including apples and tender fruit like peaches, pears, and apricots, that contribute steadily to Canada’s economy—with most of Canada’s tender fruit and apples grown in Ontario.