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Feds highlighting Growing Forward 2


November 12, 2012
By Press release

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November 12, 2012, Ottawa, Ont – This week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and other members of Parliament will fan out across Canada making Growing Forward announcements highlighting Canada’s new agricultural policy framework, Growing Forward 2.

In addition to ongoing multi-year funding for business risk management programs, Growing Forward 2 will see federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) governments invest $3 billion in strategic initiatives for innovation, competitiveness, and market development.

FPT governments are currently finalizing the details of the cost-shared Growing Forward 2 programs, with a focus on strategic investments in areas that contribute to the economy and to farmers’ bottom lines.

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Growing Forward 2 is the result of an agreement by the FPT ministers of agriculture in Whitehorse on September 14 on the five-year policy framework. It sets the stage for FPT governments to complete bilateral agreements so programs will be in place by April 1, 2013, when the current Growing Forward policy framework expires.

For more information on events happening across Canada this week, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/cb/index_e.php?s1=notice.

To learn more about Growing Forward 2, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/GrowingForward2.