Home   News

Canada's Agricultural Clean Technology Program Moves To The Next Step

Applications are now being accepted for Ottawa's new $165.7 M Agricultural Clean Technology Program.

The program provides farmers and agri-businesses with access to funding to help develop and adopt the latest clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Under the program, $50 million is allocated specifically for the purchase of more efficient grain dryers.

The Agricultural Clean Technology Program focuses on three priority areas: green energy and energy efficiency; precision agriculture; and the bioeconomy.

Along with the money designated to help with the purchase of more efficient grain dryers, $10 million is being allocated towards powering farms with clean energy and moving off diesel.

The program's two-step application process includes first submitting a Project Summary Form, which will determine a project's eligibility and alignment with program criteria and priorities.

Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada estimates that this program has the potential to reduce up to 1 megaton of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide equivalent) from the Earth's atmosphere.

Click here to see more...

Trending Video

Weekly Forecast - Eric Hunt

Video: Weekly Forecast - Eric Hunt

How are things looking in the week ahead as we continue to monitor the growing season? Nebraska Extension Educator of Agricultural Meteorology and Market Journal Chief Meteorologist Eric Hunt has your forecast.