Feb
9
2021

Fund to assist farmers with costs from post-tropical storm Dorian

The provincial government has created a special million-dollar fund to assist Island farmers in sectors that incurred extraordinary costs due to post-tropical storm Dorian.

The Post -Tropical Storm Dorian Response Program will be available for farmers who can demonstrate extraordinary Dorian-linked expenses in three impacted sectors – corn, crambe and tree fruit.

“This program will assist producers in addressing costs not covered by our business risk management programming and support the continued viability of these industries. It’s an investment that recognizes the important contributions of growers, as well as the fact that this has been an unusually challenging year for farming in general."

- Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson.

Agriculture is a pillar of Prince Edward Island’s economy, employing thousands of people and contributing billions of dollars to our economy.

Agriculture and Land will immediately begin work with the PEI Federation of Agriculture to develop a program and deliver this compensation.  

The program will be paid for using funds in the existing provincial 2020/21 operating budget.   

Media contact:
Ron Ryder
Department of Agriculture and Land
902-314-6367
rrryder@gov.pe.ca

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