Delivering results for Canada’s farmers and producers
What we’ve done:
Helping dairy producers invest in robotic and other automated systems to improve farm productivity with the Dairy Farm Investment program.
Supporting dairy processors to invest in equipment and infrastructure or access specialized expertise to introduce new products and processes with the Dairy Processing Investment Fund.
Helping producers offset the costs due to bovine tuberculosis quarantine measures such as feeding and water infrastructure, cleaning and disinfection, and interest costs on loans for related expenses.
Signed the $3-billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership with provinces and territories to help create a modern, sustainable, and prosperous agricultural sector.
Lowered Canadian Grain Commission User Fees by 24%, saving our grain farmers over $10 million per year.
Invested $100 million in agricultural science and research to address emerging priorities, such as climate change and water conservation, to help mitigate biological threats to agriculture.
Assisted Nova Scotia’s tree fruit growers to recoup the cost of managing the fire blight outbreak and to help them minimize the potential for damage in the future.
Helped agricultural producers in British Columbia who were affected by wildfires with the costs incurred to recover from the damages caused through the 2017 Canada-British Columbia Wildfires Recovery Initiative, which will provide up to $20 million.
Implemented Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which will remove 94% of agricultural tariffs and increase agricultural exports by $1.5 billion per year.
Secured our $2-billion canola access to China.
Expanded access for Canadian beef to Mexico, which will result in incremental sales valued at $10 million annually.
Secured new market access to BC greenhouse peppers to Japan, which could reach $20 million each year.
Supporting research projects across Canada to help farmers find more sustainable ways to adjust to climate change and improve soil and water conservation.
Doubled credit available to young farmers to $1 million from $500,000.
Building a new world-class plant health research facility in Sidney, British Columbia to support the safety of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
Attracting more young Canadians to green jobs within the agriculture and agri-food sector with the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative.
Invested in the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program that will help Canadian farmers become world leaders in the development and use of clean and sustainable agricultural technologies and practices.
Continuing to put Canada’s agricultural interests at the centre of our trade negotiations.
Continuing to strongly support our world-class dairy farmers and supply management system.
There’s still more work to do:
Setting and meeting a target of $75 billion in agricultural exports by 2025.
Developing A New Food Policy to promote healthy living and safe food.