Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta
Government of Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan
Government of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba

March 20, 2006 15:10 ET

AAFC/Media Advisory/New Funding with no Application Deadline: The Updated National Farm Stewardship Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2006) - Prairie producers with a reviewed Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) now can apply at anytime for funding to put their stewardship plans into action. Application deadlines are removed from the National Farm Stewardship Program (NFSP) in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, allowing faster review and approval of projects. Apply now: start work on your projects this summer!

NFSP provides producers with technical assistance and up to $30,000 in financial support to implement Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) projects. These projects maintain or even improve the quality of soil, water, air and biodiversity for generations to come. With project cost-sharing available, it makes improving environmental stewardship more cost effective for Prairie farmers and ranchers.

Wetland restoration, improved silage storage and anaerobic bio-digesters are a few examples of the new BMP practices helping support the long-term economic and environmental viability of Canada's agriculture industry. For more information on the Environmental Farm Planning Program and the National Farm Stewardship Program, please contact: 1 800 667-8567 or visit http://www.agr.gc.ca/env/efp-pfa/.

Remember, you need a peer-reviewed EFP before you access any funding or begin your project. To sign up for a free EFP workshop or to start working on your plan, call:



Alberta:
Alberta Environmental Farm Planning Company: 1 866 844 2337

Saskatchewan:
Provincial Council of Agriculture Development and Diversification
Boards (PCAB): (306) 955-5477

Manitoba:
Farm Stewardship Association of Manitoba (FSAM): 1 866 872-8521



Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa
    Media Relations
    (613) 759-7972
    1-866-345-7972