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Seven organizations receive federal support to improve food security in Eastern Ontario

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

An increasing number of Canadians have faced challenges in putting food on their tables due to COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, too many Canadians were struggling to access safe and healthy food. The Government of Canada is committed to helping communities invest in infrastructure that will improve their food security and increase access to healthy, nutritious and local foods for families in need.


Putting Poor Crops to Good Use In Alberta

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Alberta, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are adjusting the crop insurance program.


Government of Canada taking action to support farmers facing extreme weather

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced concrete measures the Government of Canada is taking to deliver the necessary support and resources for producers in areas affected by extreme weather.


Relief coming to Manitoba producers affected by severe drought

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Producers in Manitoba facing severe drought conditions can expect relief with several initiatives announced by federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler.


Government of Canada invests $2.6 million to improve alfalfa growth and develop a grassland carbon offset system

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $2.6 million to Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) to support three projects that will assess and improve alfalfa growth using artificial intelligence and will develop a Canadian grassland carbon offset system. Alfalfa is a key forage crop producers rely on to capture and fix carbon, return nutrients to the soil and improve soil health.


Government of Canada gives boost to the local dairy industry in the Eastern Townships and Centre-du-Québec

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced investments totalling over $535,000 for three projects with Quebec dairy processors that will help boost production and capacity. Minister Bibeau made the announcement during visits to two of the dairy processors, emphasizing that the dairy industry is a vital part of the local rural economy, and the Government of Canada is investing so the dairy industry is well-positioned for sustainable future growth.


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