What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Canada: $691M to help poultry and egg farmers

20 April, 2021

The Ministry of Agriculture announced this week that $691 million will be distributed over the next decade to the country’s 4,800 chicken, turkey and egg farmers. The support will come in two programs: one that will direct $630 million to egg and poultry farmers by funding operation improvements, and one that will fund promotional activities for turkey farmers ($36.5 million) and chicken farmers ($25 million).
Intake for the funds will be launched later this spring, with up to 70 per cent of the project costs covered by the government - and that hops to 85 per cent for young Canadian farmers (35 years old and under as of Jan. 1, 2021), a demographic that has been hit especially hard in the industry.