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Creating jobs by investing in Alberta agriculture – June 11, 2021

Alberta’s government streamlined its Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant process to make it easier for producers and food manufacturers to access funds.

Changes include a simplified grant application process that will allow applicants to receive their money faster, enabling companies to more easily create jobs and inject more money into the province’s economy. Funding for the five-year $406-million partnership remains unchanged.

This year, Alberta’s CAP funding will focus on investment in agriculture and food processing. Through these changes, the program will encourage innovation and technological advancement on farms and throughout the entire food supply chain.

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Supporting Alberta’s beekeepers during COVID-19 – June 5, 2020

In response to the recent challenges faced by Albertas beekeepers, Agriculture and Forestry is introducing a new Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.

The program will include up to $1 million to help beekeepers offset the costs of increased colony replacements due to COVID-19. The program, available this summer, will be retroactive to cover issues faced in spring 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has made importing colony replacements from usual, more affordable sources like New Zealand and Australia more difficult. Program details are still being developed. Producers are encouraged to subscribe to Alberta’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership site, where information will be shared as it becomes available.

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Employee training supports for agri-businesses – May 8, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has created a new Agriculture Training Support Program to help employers in the food supply chain provide necessary training to new Alberta employees. Watch this webpage for updates.

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Sweet new investment in Sherwood Park

The governments of Canada and Alberta are helping Jacek Chocolate Couture expand production and reduce environmental impact through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Jacek Chocolate Couture is an award-winning company based in Sherwood Park that creates artisan and craft chocolate. Jacek will use the funding to upgrade its operations, increase exports and create new jobs under the partnership’s Value Added Products to Markets program

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New Efficient Grain Dryer Program announced February 10, 2020

The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is an energy efficiency program intended to assist producers with reducing the overall energy use on their operations. The program will only fund equipment that shows a significant energy efficiency improvement over standard practice.

Go to Alberta’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership Efficient Grain Dryer program page Click here

New grain dryer program for farmers hit with tough harvest” - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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New grain dryer program for farmers hit with tough harvest. A new grant program is now available to help grain farmers upgrade their grain handling systems” – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

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$2M grain dryer program launched to help farmers affected by terrible harvest” - Global News

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Growing global agricultural market opportunities - July 13, 2018

The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) programs will contribute more than $90 million to help Alberta agri-businesses expand their export capacity and promote industry initiatives that increase consumer confidence and awareness of the Alberta agricultural sector.

Growing global agricultural market opportunities

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Federal and Provincial Partnership to Support Alberta's Agricultural Sector – March 26, 2018

On Monday, March 26, Minister MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Oneil Carlier, Alberta Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, announced that over the next five years the Canadian government and the Alberta government plan to invest $406 million to support strategic programs and activities under the Partnership.

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