Fisheries and Land Resources
July 21, 2017

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership Provides $3 Billion to Further Grow Industry

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, is pleased with an agreement that will invest $3 billion in Canada’s agriculture and agri-foods industry over the next five years.

The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership will come into effect on April 1, 2018. The agreement was reached during the annual meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture which concludes in St. John’s today.

Extensive consultations with farmers, producers and other stakeholders informed the development of the new policy framework, which will be similar to the current cost-shared Growing Forward 2 Agreement.

The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help the Provincial Government achieve its goals of increasing food self-sufficiency to at least 20 per cent by 2022, and developing the provincial agriculture industry, as laid out in The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential.

“The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership is an excellent investment to further grow and strengthen Newfoundland and Labrador’s agriculture and agri-foods industry. Our government will continue to meet the demands of this diverse industry, working with farmers and producers to develop new and innovative processes to meet their unique needs. Our priority now is to ensure a smooth transition from Growing Forward 2 to the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Our government is ready to enter into bi-lateral negotiations immediately and we look forward to these discussions.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

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2017 07 21                             3:45 p.m.