Agriculture & Seafood Programs

Agriculture and seafood producers and processors can access programs and funding to support their businesses.

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Business, Innovation & Market Development

Programs are available to support farmers and food processors to start, grow and innovate their business and more effectively market their products.

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Wildfire - Farm Business Recovery Advisory Services

Accepting Enrolment

Access to basic financial analysis, specialized business planning and coaching services to implement an immediate and long-term wildfire recovery plan.

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Agrifood Business Opportunities

Launching Summer/Fall 2018

Provides support to business people to increase their knowledge and skills in managing and operating an agriculture, seafood or food processing business.

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Tree Fruit Replant

Next intake expected: Summer/Fall 2018

Provides financial help for growers to replace fruit trees with varieties that will meet consumer demands for high-value, high-quality B.C. fruit.

Innovative greenhouse system

Innovation (Canada-BC Agri-Innovation)

Launching Spring 2018

Provides cost-shared funding to support promising new products, practices, processes and technologies that have the potential to generate a benefit to the agriculture sector.

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B.C. Agrifood & Seafood Market Development

Launching Spring/Summer 2018

Provides cost-shared funding to support businesses to develop marketing skills, purchase market research, create marketing plans and expand export sales.

Insurance & Income Protection

Agricultural producers can protect their business against severe market volatility and disaster situations situations through the B.C. government’s Business Risk Management programs.

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Wildfire Recovery (BC Wildfires AgriRecovery Initiative)

Accepting Enrolment

Provides funding to assist agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs incurred to recover from the adverse effects of the 2017 wildfire season.

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Agriculture Income Protection (AgriStability)

Accepting Enrolment

Helps stabilize farm income by managing the risk of large income declines.

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Production Insurance

Accepting Enrolment

Helps producers manage their risk of crop losses caused by the weather, such as hail, spring frost, excessive rain, flooding and drought.

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Crop Loss & Damage Due to Wildlife (Agriculture Wildlife)

Accepting Enrolment

Provides compensation for crop loss due to wildlife damage

Coldstream ranch

Livestock Price Insurance

Accepting Enrolment

Offers protection against an unexpected drop in livestock prices.

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Income Savings Account (AgriInvest)

Accepting Enrolment

Helps manage small income declines, and provides support for investments to mitigate risks or improve market income.

Food Safety & Traceability

Food safety and traceability programs provide education and awareness of food safety practices, as well as activities to identify and analyze new and emerging food safety hazards.

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On-Farm Food Safety

Launching Fall 2018

Provides cost-shared funding to agrifood businesses to address current food safety and traceability issues and meet emerging national and international standards.

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Post-Farm Food Safety

Launching Fall 2018

Provides cost-shared funding to food and beverage manufacturing facilities to address current food safety and traceability issues and meet emerging national and international standards.

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Traceability

Launching Summer 2018

Provides funding to support agrifood and seafood businesses to implement traceability systems.

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Premises ID

Accepting Enrolment

Premises Identification links livestock and poultry to geographic locations, and is an important step in protecting the health and safety of animals.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental programs are available to support sustainable agriculture practices.

Pepper greenhouse

Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant

Next intake expected: Spring 2019

Provides carbon tax relief to B.C. commercial vegetable, floriculture, wholesale nursery and forest seedling greenhouse.

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Environmental Farm Plan

Launching Spring 2018

Supports producers to complete environmental and climate change risk assessments related to agriculture.

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Beneficial Management Practices

Launching Summer 2018

Supports producers to implement practices, identified through an Environmental Farm Plan, to increase agricultural sustainability, address climate change and contribute to a cleaner environment.

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Farm Adaptation Innovator Program

Launching Fall 2018

Supports collaborative research, demonstration, and knowledge-sharing to enable farm-level adaptation to climate change.

Recognition

Farmers make a significant contribution to the economy and the health and well-being of British Columbia as a whole.

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Century Farm Award

Accepting Enrolment

The Century Farm Award honours pioneers whose farm, ranch or agricultural organization have been active in B.C. for 100 years.

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