The Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, joined The completely different three Atlantic Ministers Responsible for Agriculture on Thursday, Might 26 in Halifax To debate approaches for The subsequent agricultural coverage framework, rising factors, and potential collaboration alternatives to assist agriculture producers.
Agriculture Is An important An factor of the area’s financial system and workforce and An important contributor to native meals current. Amongst completely different gadgets, the group talked about rising manufacturing prices, psychological well being of farmers and emergency preparedness.
The subsequent agricultural coverage framework is presently being developed by the federal, provincial and territorial governments To current agriculture coverage and programming. It is going to substitute the Canadian Agriculture Program when it expires March 31, 2023.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, Price range 2022 currents over $10.9 million to assist farmers and producers Inside their important work. By way of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, $26.2 million has been invested to assist this province’s agriculture sector.
“Present worldwide factors affecting the agriculture sector are hitting Shut to house, And efficiency A strong reminder of the direct connection Atlantic Canadians share with Every completely different, and as members of The worldwide financial system. I am grateful for the assist and cooperation of our Atlantic counterparts as we proceed working collectively To enhance meals self-sufficiency, and proceed constructing A strong, sustainable agriculture sector for The Prolonged time period.”
Honourable Derrick Bragg
Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, Newfoundland and Labrador
“The worldwide pandemic highlighted the significance of native agriculture and meals current chains, and that additionally applies to Atlantic Canada. Making sure our farms are healthful and sustainable is a prime precedence For every of us,” said Minister Morrow. “We now Want to assist guarantee our farmers can obtain that objective whereas dealing with rising prices that additionally Outcome from worldwide circumstances.”
Honourable Greg Morrow
Minister of Agriculture, Nova Scotia
“I used to be joyful to take part On this useful gathering To debate widespread considerations and examine notes on biggest practices. In wanting On The subsequent coverage framework On the nationwide diploma, It is important thOn the Atlantic provinces are unified in our assist for the agricultural sector and growing manufacturing. The mannequin new framework Is Alleged to place our agri-meals producers and processors and completely differents Inside the sector as world leaders in sustainable agriculture and allow a worldwidely aggressive sector. My division appears forward to persevering with to work with our Atlantic colleagues recurrenting the area’s wants. Our agriculture sector Is An important An factor Of latest Brunswick’s financial system.”
Honourable Margaret Johnson
Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, New Brunswick
“As we have through the heights of the pandemic, it’s important for agriculture leaders Inside the area to proceed to work collectively and decide areas of need As properly as to alternatives for progress in our enterprise. While All of us know that native and areaal agriculture sectors are experiencing comparable difficulties As a Outcome of Of worldwide constraints, we additionally know that with collaboration and assist our farmers can proceed To steer our communities in the direction of an financial and environpsychologically sustainable future, and We look forward to the work forward.”
Honourable Bloyce Thompson
Minister of Agriculture and Land, Prince Edward Island
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