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The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are providing financial assistance to livestock producers affected by the slowdown of slaughterhouses

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Canada-Quebec Livestock Assistance Initiative, $21.8 million in financial assistance intended to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 in 2020-2021.

Registration closed and payments finalizing for second round of dairy compensation

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Dairy farmers provide Canadians with a stable supply of high-quality products, and are an essential part of the country’s rural landscape. Supporting them as they adapt to new market realities and consumer demands is vital to ensuring the sector remains well positioned for future growth.

Government of Canada investing over $12 million to improve worker safety and increase capacity of Ontario meat processing

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to Canada’s food system, while demonstrating the need for more diversified food processing capacity. As a result, Canadian livestock producers and meat processors have taken on unexpected and exceptional activities to manage health and safety during the pandemic. The Government of Canada is helping meat processors invest in safety measures to protect their workers and in facility improvements that strengthen Canada’s food supply.

Future agriculture leaders begin 18-month mentorship program in Saskatchewan

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program welcomed the newest group of eight young agriculture leaders today. This program provides young people with the skills and experiences necessary to take on leadership roles within the industry. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan committed $100,000 in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support this intake of mentees.

Government of Canada supporting youth employment in the Eastern Townships agriculture sector

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau along with the Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi, Lyne Bessette, highlighted an investment of over $324,000 to hire 34 youth to work on farm businesses in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, through the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP).

Managing on-farm plastic waste and growing the bioeconomy

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canadian farmers are looking to reduce waste, and plant-based plastics are an increasingly popular alternative as part of a growing Canadian bioeconomy. Creating exciting new options for Canadian farmers, while supporting them in responsibly managing on-farm plastic waste, is helping to build a healthier economy and environment.

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