News for Rural Communities

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  1. The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States. The newly formed Government-Industry Potato Working Group met on Wednesday, November 24 for initial discussions.
  2. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce applications for the Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program (Next Gen) are now being accepted. Next Gen is delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).
  3. The governments of Canada and Ontario are protecting the mental health of farmers and their families by investing more than $7 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch two, new multi-year mental health initiatives that are specialized to support those in the agriculture sector.
  4. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $2.2 million in three agricultural research projects, to be conducted by Topigs Norsvin Canada (TN), that will enhance the competitiveness of Manitoba pork producers by improving the precision feeding of sows and promoting higher welfare standards, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
  5. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of more than $4.3 million to support Canada’s pulse and special crops farmers meet growing consumer demand for sustainable, high-quality plant-based protein.
  6. Nova Scotia gaining additional exposure as a sports tourism destination
  7. The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $7 million to rapidly increase processing capacity in meat processing plants across the province.
  8. Today, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture wrapped up their annual conference by issuing the “Guelph Statement” [LINK]. Their shared vision for the next agricultural policy framework will position our agri-food
  9. In addition to releasing the “Guelph Statement” [LINK], an important milestone for the next agricultural policy framework, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture made progress today on other key action areas that
  10. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be joined by the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for Ontario, and other provincial and territorial Ministers for a media conference following the Annual Conference of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture.
  11. On Monday, November 1, 2021, the 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative launched the application for its second payment. Producers can now complete an application form, detailing eligible livestock inventory as of December 31, 2021, and the Extraordinary Costs Self-Assessment. Payment Two requires a Premcises Identification Number.
  12. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will tour Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador from November 4 to 7, 2021.
  13. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $1 million in the new Agricultural Crown Lands Forage Productivity Pilot Program aimed at improving productivity and sustainability of Agricultural Crown Land forage leases, announced today by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Minister Ralph Eichler, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.
  14. Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program.