FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTS $50 MILLION IN AG SECTOR

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From a news release


The federal government celebrated Canadian Agriculture Day on Feb. 12 with an announcement of a new program.

The government will invest $50.3 million over five years in the Canadian Agriculture Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP).

Funding available through this program will help facilitate the sector’s ability to address emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.

The CASPP focuses on four priority areas: adoption of new technology; environmental sustainability; strategic development and capacity building; and, emerging issues.

Examples of potential projects could include those addressing artificial intelligence technology, tools to assess future labour and skills needs, bio-crops, environmentally sustainable farming techniques and strategies to help the sector adapt to changes in consumer preferences.

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