Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler are reminding farmers that applications are now open through the Ag Action Manitoba program, which is the Manitoba component of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

“Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of Manitoba’s economy and a creator of well-paying jobs for our middle class,” said MacAulay. “Investing in Canada’s agricultural sector will help ensure it remains strong, innovative and sustainable.”

“Manitoba’s farmers are at the heart of our vibrant and growing agricultural industry,” said Eichler. “Funding available from Ag Action Manitoba will build on our province’s priorities for the sector, while ensuring farmers have opportunities to develop, grow and strengthen their businesses. I encourage all producers to learn more about the funded activities and the opportunities they may offer.”

The Ag Action Manitoba program for farmers supports the growth and sustainability of primary agriculture in Manitoba, with funding available for:
• developing new skills, technologies and products;
• increasing production and adding value to their products;
• finding new markets;
• improving plant and animal health;
• supporting environmental sustainability; and
• supporting basic and applied research and development.

Farmers will also continue to have access to business risk-management programs.

Farmers, agri-processors, industry organizations, researchers and industry service providers will be able to apply for funding for specific activities and strategic investments under the streamlined Ag Action Manitoba program.

Information for farmers, including how to apply for program activities, is available at www.manitoba.ca/agriculture under Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

They can also call 1-844-769-6224 (toll-free) or email [email protected].

The five-year, $3-billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership includes $2 billion for cost-shared strategic initiatives delivered by the provinces and territories and $1 billion for federal programs and services.

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