NewsBusinessFeds Launch Consultation Process on Future CAP Funding Agreement

Feds Launch Consultation Process on Future CAP Funding Agreement


The Canadian government has kicked off the start of the consultation period for the Next Agricultural Policy Framework, the government says in a news release on June 3. The new framework will replace the current five-year, $3 billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), which expires on March 31, 2023.

“Our farmers and processors depend on a solid foundation of support and investment to help grow their businesses. We look forward to hearing from them throughout this engagement process as the Next Agricultural Policy Framework takes shape, and our industry continues to recover and compete globally,” Neil Ellis, parliamentary secretary to the minister of agriculture and agri-food, says in the release.

The current CAP program provides key financial support for agriculture programs and services which are tailored to meet regional needs, the release notes. CAP includes a number of federal programs along with 60:40 cost-shared programs with the provincial/territorial governments.

Consultations start on June 3, 2021 and will continue through to the spring of 2022. To contribute and see updates on the consultations you can visit the government’s website throughout 2021 and 2022.

Related Articles

Working Together on Research

Vineland Research Receives $330,000 Investment

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy

Trending This Week

Black and white barn

It’s Time for the Potato Industry to Move Past the 1960s

As potatoes come out of the ground across the country, I want to take a moment to applaud producers on the big improvements they’re...

Ontario Potato Farmer Notches 100% Yield Increase

Four years ago at a farm show, I happened to cross paths with a long-time, forward-thinking potato grower from Ontario named Paul. When he...

Limited Supply Predicted for Processing Spuds

Despite good Canadian potato crop, North American processing market will be tight. After a late start to the growing season, the Canadian potato crop has...

Are Lurking Pathogens Already Wreaking Havoc Below Ground?

Farmers usually feel pretty hopeful about the potential of their crops at the start: the most common comment I hear in early summer is...
Potato harvester

Ontario Potato Harvest at Midway Point

The Ontario potato harvest is at the midway point with growers around three quarters of the way done, a Sept. 27 email update from...