Marie Claude Bibeau federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri Food.

Agriculture innovations help fight climate change, protect food security

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Victoria – BC companies continue to develop and adopt agritech to create new products and farming processes that will help famers mitigate the impacts of climate change and boost the province’s food security and food economy. The governments of Canada and B.C. are supporting 10 new projects with more than $1 million through the Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program (CBCAIP) to …

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New partnership agreement to support agricultural sector

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Saskatoon – This week, the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached an agreement in principle for the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership at their Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This new five-year agreement will inject $500 million in new funds, representing a 25% increase in the cost-shared portion of the partnership. To enhance economic sustainability, Ministers agreed to …

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More support coming for BC farmers’ markets

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Victoria – Additional federal-provincial funding is coming to the BC Farmers’ Market Expansion Program, further supporting the province’s local farmers’ markets and vendors. The BC Farmers’ Market Expansion Program is re-opening, making $142,500 available to eligible farmers’ markets that did not receive funding in the first round. Each successful applicant can receive as much as $15,000. Funding for this one-time, reimbursement-based …

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Ontario Invests in Agri-Food Innovation

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Investments in research and new technologies will modernize and strengthen the food supply chain TEESWATER –The Government of Ontario is investing up to $22 million through the Agri-Tech Innovation Program to fund more than 170 projects that help the agri-food sector implement new and unique ways to set businesses up for future growth and success while strengthening the food supply …

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Helping Workers Start Careers in Agri-food Sector

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Canada and Ontario investing $4 million in new pilot projects to address food processing labour shortages TORONTO – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $4 million to help build a strong and competitive agri-food workforce that will ensure people can continue to access the safe and healthy food grown and made in Ontario. Through the Canadian …

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$228m flood recovery program to help BC farms return to production

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Victoria – BC farmers who suffered extraordinary damages in last year’s devastating floods will have access to up to $228 million in federal-provincial government support to help their farms return to production and support British Columbia’s food security and agricultural communities in the years ahead. Today, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and British Columbia Agriculture Minister Lana Popham …