News releases from Agriculture (Page 1)

Government Funding Supports Local Food Production


The government is investing an additional $7.9 million to help local farmers grow more food and get it into more of the province’s largest kitchens.

More Local Food Coming to Northwood


A new pilot project will put more local fruit, vegetables, meat and fish on the menu at Northwood’s Halifax Campus, Atlantic Canada’s largest long-term care facility.

Consultation publique au sujet de la stratégie sur les aliments et les boissons de la Nouvelle-Écosse


On encourage les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à soumettre leurs commentaires sur ce que le gouvernement peut faire pour permettre aux gens d'avoir accès à des aliments plus sains et locaux.

Public Engagement on Food and Beverage Strategy


Nova Scotians are encouraged to share their views on what the government can do to help get more healthy, local food onto kitchen tables.

Flexible Financing Helps Grow More Wild Blueberries


New government financing is helping wild blueberry producers grow their businesses.

Perennia More Effective, Accountable as Crown Corporation


The government is making Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. a Crown corporation so it can work more closely with the government, increase public awareness of its services, and be more transparent.

Financial Support for Agriculture and Forestry

Premier's Office / Agriculture / Natural Resources and Renewables / Emergency Management Office / Hurricane Fiona

Emergency support is on the way for resource industries impacted by hurricane Fiona.

Provincial Exhibition Reopens After Three Years


The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Bible Hill is back this week for the first time since 2019.

Exhibitions Program Expanded to Assist Reopenings


Nova Scotia’s agricultural exhibitions can get help reopening this year through an expanded provincial infrastructure program.

Buzzworthy Funding Program Helps Blueberry Growers ‘Bee’ Successful


The government is investing an additional $100,000 in the Blueberry Pollination Expansion Program to support blueberry growers who keep bees to pollinate their crops.

Government Covers Planned School Milk Price Increase

Agriculture / Education and Early Childhood Development

Amid rising food costs, the government will cover a planned price increase in the School Milk Program to ensure milk stays affordable for families when students return to classrooms in September.

Le gouvernement prend en charge l'augmentation du prix du lait consommé dans les écoles

Agriculture / Education and Early Childhood Development

En raison de la croissance du coût de la nourriture, le gouvernement prendra en charge une augmentation prévue des coûts liés au Programme lait-école de la Nouvelle-Écosse afin que le lait reste abordable pour les familles à la rentrée scolaire en septembre.

Atlantic Agriculture Ministers Unified in Supporting Industry


Agriculture is a vital part of the region’s economy and workforce and an important contributor to local food supply.

More Help For Farmers’ Limestone Trucking Costs


Nova Scotia’s farmers are receiving more funds to help cover increased trucking costs for limestone. The Department of Agriculture is putting an additional $200,000 into the Limestone Trucking Assistance Program.

New Community Pasture for Farmers Largest in Decades


The Department of Agriculture, through the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board, is making the largest addition in decades to the province’s community pasture land for farmers.

New Youth Council to Advise Minister


A new Nova Scotia Youth Council for Agriculture will advise the Minister on advancing agriculture and agri-food production as viable career and business opportunities for young people. Council members were announced in Truro today, May 19, and held their first council meeting.

2022 Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Agriculture


The 2022 Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Agriculture were presented today, May 19, to 13 recipients, including organic farm owners who developed a farm-to-school snack program, a wine producer who highlights Nova Scotia grape growing in international markets and two female farmers who created a network for local farm women.

Legislation to Create Wine Authority for Nova Scotia


Legislation announced today, April 1, will enable the government to create a wine authority to administer a quality standards program for Nova Scotia wines.

Farmers Cultivate Food Facts in Students


Nova Scotia farmers are visiting classrooms across the province to help students learn the importance of growing food locally. The visits mark Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, which begins today, March 1.

Province Invests in Student Health and Well-being, Covers School Milk Price Increase

Education and Early Childhood Development / Agriculture

Schools play a pivotal role in supporting the health of students. To support student success and well-being, the government is investing $2 million in the new Healthy Schools Fund and covering the increased cost of milk for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.