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Saskatchewan EFP program continuing


May 14, 2008
By Marg Land


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May 14, 2008, Sakatoon, Sask. – The federal and Saskatchewan
governments have signed a one year continuity agreement to provide
transitional funding between the Agriculture Policy Framework (APF) and
Growing Forward.

May 14, 2008, Sakatoon, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Agri-Environmental Advisory Council, a producer group responsible for providing direction for the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program, was recently informed that the federal and Saskatchewan governments have signed a one year continuity agreement to provide transitional funding between the Agriculture Policy Framework (APF) and Growing Forward, the new agricultural policy framework.

This agreement ensures a one-year extension of the APF’s Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program, which has been deemed a tremendous success since its inception. To date, more than 2,000 workshops have been held throughout the province and more than 10,000 producers have completed environmental farm plans. More than $40 million dollars have been allocated for agri-environmental practices in Saskatchewan, which provided economic benefit to producers and environmental benefits for society.

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By working together, governments, producers and third party delivery agents were able to lead the country in developing and completing environmental farm plans, further enhancing Saskatchewan’s long-standing tradition of being excellent stewards of the land.


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