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Province announces $850,000 in support of agriculture

  • August
  • 16

3:07 am farming

In late July, the New Brunswick government announced a large funding initiative for the agricultural sector. Totalling up to $850,000 the funds will be divided between several different programs in the following manner:

  • Livestock genetic enhancement initiative – $300,000
  • Honeybee expansion initiative – $150,000
  • Apple development initiative – $100,000
  • Organic development initiative – $90,000
  • Strategic projects – $60,000

All of the programs aim to increase the competitiveness of New Brunswick farmers and helping them increase their productivity by either improving their land or their crops.

There are more details and application forms at http://www.gnb.ca/0027/0017-e.asp.

Combined with previously announced funding of agricultural initiative of over $750,000 it appears that the New Brunswick Liberals led by Shawn Graham are really looking to push agriculture forward in this province.


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