The objective of this program is to encourage and support new farmers to establish commercial farms in Nova Scotia.
The Vineyard Development and Expansion program aims to assist the Nova Scotia wine grape industry to better position Nova Scotia within the market place.
The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) entered into a five-year bilateral agreement to implement Growing Forward 2, the policy framework for agriculture.
Business Risk Management (BRM) programs are in place to help farmers protect their income and manage risks such as drought, flooding, low prices, and increased input costs.
The Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission supports Nova Scotia’s rural economies through the AgriInsurance program.
The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board offers loans to help farmers buy or improve property; buy machinery, quota or stock; refinance; and expand or switch to more profitable types of farming.
Other financial programs such as our School Milk program.