February 23, 2022 – Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced federal funding of up to $182.7 million for 12 recipient organizations to deliver the On-Farm Climate Action Fund across Canada – a program designed to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases in three areas: nitrogen management, cover cropping and rotational grazing practices.
The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is pleased to have been selected as one of these delivery partners and our focus is nitrogen management. Canadian canola farmers are leaders in sustainability and we’re thankful that the Government of Canada is providing support to continue their progress. Our objective is to provide financial support to canola growers who wish to implement 4R and precision ag practices to increase yields while reducing nitrous oxide emissions.
We are currently working very closely with officials at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to determine the scope and details of the proposed CCC project, including program eligibility starting date, and will communicate more details once they are available.
For questions in the meantime, please contact CCC agronomy specialists Warren Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason Casselman at email@example.com or Shawn Senko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
- AAFC news release (Feb 22, 2022) – Government of Canada announces up to $182.7 million to partner organizations to help farmers lower emissions and improve resiliency to climate change
- AAFC backgrounder: On-Farm Climate Action Fund recipient organizations
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