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Governments announce improvements to AgriInsurance for 2018 growing season

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Manitoba farmers will continue to benefit from expanded, comprehensive coverage through AgriInsurance in the upcoming year, Federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and Manitoba Agriculture Minister, Ralph Eichler, announced at Ag Days today.

Governments focus on shared agricultural priorities, sign five-year multilateral agreement

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The Manitoba government has officially signed a multilateral agreement with the Government of Canada to implement a new five-year agricultural policy called the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest $7.7 million in crop research

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, on behalf of Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, Lyle Stewart, today announced $7.7 million in funding for 30 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

Minister MacAulay promotes agricultural trade and NAFTA at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canada and the United States share deeply integrated economies and enjoy the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world. As negotiations on a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue to progress, the Government of Canada is working hard to strengthen the Canada-U.S. trade relationship and create new opportunities for producers and food processors on both sides of the border.

Metro Vancouver land-matching project connects new farmers to farmland

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

A pilot project that matches new farmers looking to get their start in B.C. agriculture with available fertile farmland in the Metro Vancouver area will kick off in 2018, thanks to a $25,000 investment from the governments of Canada and British Columbia.

Panel of Experts Established to Review Business Risk Management Programs

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canadian farmers and ranchers help drive the economy, but can face risks that threaten the viability of their farms and are beyond their control such as unpredictable weather, crop or animal disease, extreme market volatility and high input costs. Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which will take effect April 1, 2018, producers will continue to have access to a robust suite of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs to help manage these risks.

Joint assistance from Ottawa and Quebec to help farmers from the Montérégie region affected by extraordinary hail events in 2017

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

A number of hail events resulted in significant damage to farm operations this summer, beyond what has been seen in recent years. In assistance to farmers from the Montérégie region and other regions who have incurred extraordinary expenses, Governments of Canada and Quebec are offering up to $13 million through the 2017 Canada-Quebec Hail Assistance Initiative, offered under the AgriRecovery program as part of the Growing Forward 2.

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