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Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Announcement

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Yesterday the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) bilateral agreement with Alberta was announced, you can read the news release here.

The Sustainable CAP will be in effect from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028. The total value of the cost-shared portion of the new agreement is $2.5 billion (representing federal, provincial, and territorial dollars), up from $2 billion under the CAP Framework. The increase of $500 million represents a 25% increase of funding towards federal-provincial cost-shared programs well as the addition of a new program called the Resilient Agricultural Landscapes Program.

For more detailed information on the program please visit the Sustainable CAP website


Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP)

The goal of the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program is to increase environmental resiliency of agricultural landscapes by accelerating adoption of Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) that maximize provision of Ecological Goods & Services (EG&S), such as carbon sequestration, improved water quality and biodiversity enhancement.

Funding is offered on a per-acre payment basis for a term of three years. Funding of up to $150,000 for Primary Producers, and up to $300,000 for Indigenous applicants or groups such as Grazing Reserve Associations and Community Pastures, is available for select BMP projects.

The Program opens for applications on April 3, 2023

To review the BMP funding list and other program details please visit the Government of Alberta website.


Farm Technology Program (FTP)

The Farm Technology Program supports the adoption of innovative technology that minimizes agricultural waste, optimizes farm efficiency, or improves the security of farming operations. 

Funding of up to $48,000 per applicant is available for items that fall under the Farm Technology Stream, and up to $2,000 per applicant for items in the Farm Security Stream.  Program funding is retroactive to April 1, 2023

To review the funding list and other program details please visit the Government of Alberta website.


Efficient Grain Handling Program (EGHP)

The Efficient Grain Handling Program funds grain handling equipment that shows a significant energy efficiency improvement over standard practice.

Funding of up to $100,000 per applicant is available for approved projects. Program funding is retroactive to April 1, 2023.

To review the funding list and other details about this program please visit the Government of Alberta website.

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