Fisheries and Land Resources
April 17, 2019

Community Pastures Furthering Province’s Way Forward Commitment

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is accepting applications under the Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program (PAAP) and Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) for community pastures, which provide grazing land and enable livestock farmers to produce winter forage and increase herd sizes.

In 2018-19, $237,508 was provided through both programs to fund 11 pastures in Newfoundland and Labrador. Maximum funding available under the Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program for land development and agriculture infrastructure is $30,000, of which $15,000 can be used for agriculture infrastructure. Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, community pastures are eligible for funding for rough clearing new pasture land with reimbursement up to $1,500 per acre and reimbursement of $1,500 per acre for land enhancement of new pasture land.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a $3 billion, five-year investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to help Canada’s agricultural sector innovate, grow and prosper.

Providing funding for community pastures is contributing to The Way Forward commitment to double food self-sufficiency by 2022.

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“Community pastures are the heart and soul of our farming industry. Since the launch of the Agriculture Sector Work Plan we have made funding for pasture land available to 11 community organizations. This new funding will continue progress towards our goal to double food self-sufficiency, create new business opportunities and support entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

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Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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Media contact
Connie Boland
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2923, 640-6409
connieboland@gov.nl.ca 

2019 04 17                              11:25 a.m.