Agriculture Partnership Programs Start

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will deliver Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming to producers and other agribusinesses on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Canada and Ontario announced the programming that will help grow the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector in Ontario to increase its competitiveness, prosperity and sustainability.

Under the new, five-year framework, producers and other agribusinesses can now apply for cost-share funding assistance to support projects in three key priority areas:

• Economic development in the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector;
• Environmental stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health; and
• Protection and assurance in food safety and plant and animal health.

The first application intake window for producer and other agribusiness cost-share funding assistance is from April 3 to May 8, 2018.

Program details, including how to apply, program guides and application forms can be found online at ontariosoilcrop.org.

Funding is available for producers and other agribusinesses to undertake various activities to improve their business and to innovate and modernize their practices, equipment and operations.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership builds on the successes of Growing Forward 2.