Financial Services & Funding Programs

Limestone Trucking Assistance Program

The Limestone Trucking Assistance program aims to help Nova Scotia farms defray the cost of trucking limestone to give equal opportunity neutralizing the acidity of the soil on agricultural land and improve production efficiencies.

FarmNEXT Program

The objective of this program is to encourage and support new farmers to establish commercial farms in Nova Scotia.

Vineyard Development and Expansion Program

The Vineyard Development and Expansion program aims to assist the Nova Scotia wine grape industry to better position Nova Scotia within the market place.

Growing Forward 2 Homegrown Success Program

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 for Farmers

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.

Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission

The Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission supports Nova Scotia’s rural economies through the AgriInsurance program.

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

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 Programs

Other financial programs such as our School Milk program.