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Improving irrigation in southeast Alberta

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Alberta, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are helping the Eastern Irrigation District with up to $100,000 in funding to complete a dam safety review.


Helping Ontario Farmers Protect our Water and Lakes

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.5 million to help farmers improve environmental sustainability and water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds. In addition to delivering on its continued commitment to protecting our environment, this investment will also improve productivity for farm operations in the region.


Minister Bibeau Announces Membership of Canada's First-Ever Agricultural Youth Council

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the names of the youth who will form the new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. The 25 young people were chosen from more than 800 applications received, representing a diverse mix of subsectors from across the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as from every province and the North.


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Youth Employment and Skills Program fully subscribed to create approximately 800 youth jobs in the coming year

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau today announced that approximately 800 new positions are expected to be created through the Youth Employment and Skills Program for the 2020/2021 program year. The enhanced program, which launched on May 26, 2020, is now fully subscribed and the application intake is closed.


Governments of Canada and Manitoba announce new program to help agri-processors mitigate the spread of COVID-19

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Manitoba announced a new $3 million cost-shared Canadian Agricultural Partnership program to support projects that will help agricultural processors mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.


Governments announce support for Northern Manitoba food security

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $240,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and $370,000 in provincial funding through Manitoba’s Northern Healthy Food Initiative to support northern food security projects, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.


New plan helps island farmers adapt to climate change

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Farmers on Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands will have more support to adapt to climate change following the development of the Vancouver Island Adaptation Strategies plan.


Governments support local cooking initiative with Manitoba Association of Home Economists

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide up to $70,000 to the Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE) to provide resources for families to encourage cooking with low-cost, nutritious ingredients readily available in Manitoba, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.


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