News releases from Agriculture (Page 1)

Program Still Available to Agriculture Sector


Nova Scotia farmers affected by this year’s extreme weather events can still receive assistance under the AgriStability program, even if they did not previously enrol.

Helping Women Turn Food Skills into Businesses


A pilot project is helping women, especially newcomers to Nova Scotia, turn their cooking skills into successful local food businesses.

Financial Support for Farmers


Financial assistance will be available soon for Nova Scotia farmers and agri-food business owners affected by evacuation orders related to wildfires.

Funding Supports Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Helps Address Food Insecurity

Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage / Agriculture

Summer Street Industries is receiving a $1.4-million investment from the Province to expand its agricultural project, which supports adults with intellectual disabilities while also improving local food options in New Glasgow.

Working Capital Loans for Forestry Contractors

Agriculture / Natural Resources and Renewables

A new pilot program will let forestry contractors borrow working capital to help their businesses succeed.

Le nouveau Partenariat canadien pour une agriculture durable augmente le financement pour les agriculteurs


Les agriculteurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse recevront plus de soutien grâce à un nouvel accord de financement fédéral-provincial. Le Partenariat canadien pour une agriculture durable investira 46,25 millions de dollars dans le secteur agricole de la Nouvelle-Écosse au cours des cinq prochaines années.

New Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Expands Funding for Farmers


Nova Scotia farmers will get more support through a new federal-provincial funding agreement. The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership will invest $46.25 million over five years in Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector.

Fresh, Local Food Pilot Launches in Schools

Agriculture / Education and Early Childhood Development

Fresh food carts in five Nova Scotia schools will support farmers and give students greater access to locally grown produce, help them understand where food comes from, and fuel their learning.

Funding for Fruit Growers Affected by February’s Extreme Cold


Grape and other fruit growers whose crops were affected by the extreme cold weather in February will soon receive additional support to help them recover.

Agriculture Literacy Month Connects Students With Their Food


Nova Scotia students will learn about the importance of agriculture during Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, which begins today, March 1.

New Fiona Emergency Response Funding for Farmers

Agriculture / Hurricane Fiona

A new emergency response funding program will provide immediate support for Nova Scotia farmers who did not qualify for federal assistance following hurricane Fiona.

New Local Food Program Accepting Applications


Nova Scotia farmers can now apply for funding to help them grow their businesses – and more food for Nova Scotians.

New Program Helps Greenhouse Growers Recover

Agriculture / Hurricane Fiona

A new provincial government program will help farmers replace greenhouses damaged during hurricane Fiona.

New Support Program for Abattoirs, Meat Processors


Licensed abattoirs and meat processors can now apply to the new Abattoir Enrichment and Efficiency program for funding to help upgrade their facilities and grow the local food sector.

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.