Guidelines for Canadian Cattle Sales in 2020-2021

Due to a number of recent announcements on new protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) have updated the Guidelines for Canadian Cattle Sales in 2020-2021. Please note that this resource has been developed with a national focus and are recommended best practice guidelines.

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Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Update

Deputy Prime Minister Freeland announced changes to the CEBA program that will open the loan program up to businesses that have been operating from personal banking accounts. According to the Finance Departments backgrounder (see here), to be eligible, businesses: must have been operating as a business as of March 1, 2020, must successfully open a business account at a Canadian financial institution that is participating […]

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CEBA Extension

The Federal Government announced August 31, 2020 that the deadline for applying for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) has been extended to October 31, 2020, making the program accessible longer to Canadians. Additional information can be found on the Government of Canada website.

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Advisory Direct Sales Producers

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) is launching a survey looking at the effects COVID-19 has had on direct sales patterns within the Agriculture Industry.  Primary producers and producers who value-add are being encouraged to participate in the survey if they direct sell to consumers. For the NSDA survey, direct sales are defined as “Farm to customer through farm gate, farmers market, online ecommerce, […]

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COVID-19 Financial support for farmers and food processors

An all-inclusive information portal is available to help farmers, food processors and agri-food businesses find information on new and existing programs and financial resources to address hardships that many are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives help to: Maintain workforces, Keep facilities safe, Provide access to capital, Manage processing slowdowns and surpluses, and Ensure Canadians continue to have access to a stable food supply […]

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Open Farm Day 2020

Registration is now open for the 20th annual Open Farm Day on September 20, 2020! Due to public health recommendations and the ongoing risk of COVID-19, Open Farm Day will be a virtual only event this year! Registration closes July 31, 2020. To register please visit the NSFA Public Trust webpage.

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Support Canadian Farmers

Our Canadian farmers & food supply chain need support to mitigate the massive disruptions from COVID-19, to continue to provide all Canadians with a wide variety of affordable, nutritious food. Visit Support Canadian Food to send a letter of support to your MP today!

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Emergency Processing Fund: Atlantic Canada

Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. is pleased to be delivering the Emergency Processing Fund: Atlantic Canada for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for the Agriculture Processing Sector.  The Emergency Processing Fund aims to incent strategic investments to maintain and increase domestic food production and processing critical to domestic food security and the domestic food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Atlantic Canadian agriculture processing companies, […]

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COVID-19: Agriculture Response Program

This program is designed to help Nova Scotia’s agriculture industry mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry’s competitiveness, productivity and profitability. There are four streams for funding under the COVID-19 Response and Mitigation Program. The funding doesn’t need to be repaid: Stream 1: COVID-19 Mitigation and Adaptation for Health Protocol: Applicants are eligible for 75% funding assistance on total eligible project costs […]

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Perennia’s COVID-19 Adaptations

As of May 27th, Perennia’s Agriculture Specialists have begun limited restart scenarios for on-farm visits. Please see the below PDF for additional information. Perennia COVID-19 Adaptations

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