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INFORMATION BULLETIN

2011AGRI0007-000160
Feb. 22, 2011

Ministry of Agriculture

 

 

GROWING FORWARD DELIVERS $211K FOR AGRI-FOOD BUSINESSES

 

VICTORIA – Canada and B.C. targeted funding to support business development, food safety, and sustainability under the Growing Forward Agreement in the third quarter.

 

Growing Forward is a five-year national agriculture framework that co-ordinates federal and provincial agriculture policy.

 

Between October and December of 2010, the following funding was released under Growing Forward:

 

Organization

Amount

Program

B.C. Bison Association

$1,000

Agri-food Business Development Program

Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association

$1,552

Agri-food Business Development Program

Mainland Milk Producers Association

$1,750

Agri-food Business Development Program

B.C. Small Scale Food Processor Association

$160,099.22

Food Safety Systems Implementation Processor Program

B.C. Milk Producers

$6,750

Agri-food Business Development Program

Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association

$8,000

Agri-food Business Development Program

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association

$17,000

Environmental Farm Plan Program

Pacific Field Corn Association

$15,000

Sustainable Agriculture Management Program

TOTAL

$211,151.22

 

 

The Growing Forward agreement includes up to $475 million in B.C. to help provide income stability and insurance against losses through Business Risk Management programs.

 

An additional $78 million is being invested in a number of new non-Business Risk Management programs designed to help farmers and other participants in the agricultural and agri-food industry increase their competitiveness and profitability.


 

 

For more information on the Growing Forward programs visit:  http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/apf/GF_Programs.html

 

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Media Contact:

 

Patrick Vert

Public Affairs Officer

Ministry of Agriculture

250 387-1693

 

 

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