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.
The program is intended to offset costs for COVID-19 safety and training, including the costs for personal protective equipment and to remove any barriers to get Albertans safely working. READ MORE...
May 5, 2020
The Government of Alberta announced their new group: Champions of Agriculture and Forests. This group will meet regularly and provide Agriculture and Forestry with strategic advice and recommendations on emerging issues and priorities related to consumer confidence, and work to debunk myths in the agriculture industry. To find out more please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/champions-of-agriculture-and-forests…
May 5. 2020
The Federal Government has announced $252 million in various funding and credit programs aimed at agriculture.
$77 million will be made available to food processors to protect the safety of their workers, and enable them to buy more personal protective equipment, adjust hygiene protocols or other measures.
AgriRecovery will receive $125 million in federal funds for beef and pork farmers hard hit by the pandemic’s impact on processing, and to help pay for the costs associated with animals staying on the farm longer.