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Government of Canada launches consultations to inform the National Agricultural Labour Strategy

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is an important engine of economic growth that feeds millions of people in Canada and around the world. It is also part of the country's critical infrastructure, essential to the health and well-being of all Canadians. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched consultations to solicit input and inform a National Agricultural Labour Strategy.


Investment in state-of-the-art facility for Aspire to support sustainable food production

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The Canadian agriculture sector continues to develop innovative ways to meet the demand for more sustainably grown food. Today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, an investment of up to $8.5 million for Aspire to support the building of a commercial facility to produce cricket protein.


Government of Canada announces interest relief for agriculture producers

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the interest-free portion of the Advance Payments Program will increase from $100,000 to $250,000 for the 2022 and 2023 program years. As a result, participating producers will save on average $5,500 in interest costs over the next two years.


Ottawa and Quebec provide nearly $2 million in funding to stimulate research in the greenhouse sector

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Minister responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches region and Minister responsible for the Centre-du-Québec region, André Lamontagne, jointly announced $1,956,876 in funding to Université Laval and the École de technologie supérieure to support research in the greenhouse sector in Quebec.


Government of Canada announces reappointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced three reappointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada. These individuals bring forth diverse experiences and expertise in agriculture and government administration that support them in continuing to deliver on their mandates.


Government of Canada invests over $2.7 million to grow agri-food exports

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The ability of Canada’s small and medium-sized food processors to expand to international markets is key to the continued growth of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, speaking by video to the annual meeting of Group Export Agri-Food Québec-Canada, announced an investment of up to $2,731,384 over two years for the organization to help Canadian exporters increase the value of agriculture and agri-food exports.


Government of Canada invests in British Columbia’s fruit industry to help grow the economy

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canada’s fruit industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy and plays a key role in keeping our food supply steady and strong. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $700,000 for four projects in British Columbia’s fruit sector that will increase exports and help to grow the economy.


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