Quebec City, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced that the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are providing up to $130,000 in financial assistance to two farm businesses in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. This financial assistance is being provided through component 1, agri-environmental interventions by farm businesses, of the Quebec Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) Prime-Vert program, under the Canada-Quebec Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement. The objective of the Prime-Vert program is to help farm businesses and other stakeholders in the bio-food industry to work in a way that takes into consideration environmental protection, which is one of the fundamental principles of sustainable development.
Ferme la Ferme Berlégo in Sainte-Hélène-de-Kamouraska and Ferme Viplaine enr. in Saint-Arsène will each receive $65,000 in assistance for their respective projects to build animal waste storage facilities for next-generation businesses.Source : Government Of Canada