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British Columbia Food Banks receive donation of Island spuds in time for holidays
Food banks in areas that were affected by the devastating flooding in British Columbia (BC) will receive a truckload of PEI potatoes today. To assist areas in BC that experienced significant loss from extreme weather events, the Province of Prince Edward Island is donating more than 60,000 pounds...
New supports for potato industry
The province is launching two new supports to help the potato industry and the trucking sector impacted by trade restrictions placed on PEI’s agriculture industry. The Potato Financing Program will assist Island potato farmers impacted by the restrictions of both seed and fresh table stock potatoes...
Input received on animal welfare in PEI available in report
Input received from Islanders through the animal welfare survey has been compiled and released in a report today. The PEI Animal Welfare Survey Report contains valuable input from over 4,000 people and will help government better understand public knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to...
Islanders asked for their input on investments in agriculture
Islanders are being asked to provide input on a new agricultural policy framework that will strengthen agriculture and agri-food sectors in PEI and Canada. Islanders can submit their input and ideas online about priority areas for agriculture through the Next Policy Framework survey until July 1,...
New program to help farmers fight climate change
The Departments of Agriculture and Land and Environment, Energy and Climate Action are launching the Prince Edward Island Agriculture Climate Solutions Program to help Island farmers combat climate change. The pilot, beginning April 1, 2021, will support activities in the field or on the farm that...
National Building Code standards in effect March 31, 2021
National Building Code standards will be fully in effect on Prince Edward Island in April, improving the energy efficiency of Island homes while promoting quality construction. The PEI Building Codes Act and Regulations that adopt the National Building Code were introduced in 2020 in order to keep...
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...
Farmers Talk program assists hundreds in first year
The Farmers Talk program is being renewed for a second year after assisting hundreds of Prince Edward Island’s farmers and their families find help to deal with the mental and emotional stress associated with farming life. FarmersTalk.ca encourages farmers, producers and family members to open up...