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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.


Support for major farmer biogas plant part of push for more clean technology in agriculture

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, was on site at Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec, to highlight an investment of up to $758,243, which supported the development of a cooperative agricultural biomethanizer plant.


Minister Bibeau announces over $2.5 million to help improve food security in Montreal

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Member of Parliament for Hochelaga, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, announced over $2.5 million for 30 projects with local not-for-profit organizations in the Montreal area. These investments, through the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, will support projects that facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations and strengthen the local food system.


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