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PEI recycling even more agricultural plastics
Through a new and expanded agriculture recycling program, farmers can keep even more plastics out of landfills. PEI is the first province in Atlantic Canada with a regulated extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for agricultural plastics, which started December 1, 2022. Through programs...
Support available for PEI farmers dealing with impacts from Hurricane Fiona
The Government of Prince Edward Island is announcing a new $17 million dollar investment that will fund a suite of programs for those in the agriculture industry who were significantly impacted by the effects of Hurricane Fiona. The programs being announced today are a direct effort to assist...
Islanders invited to give input on manure management guidelines
Islanders are being asked to provide comments and feedback to update the provincial guidelines for manure management in PEI’s agricultural industry. The Manure Management Guidelines will replace the current guidelines that were released in 1999 . The review of the guidelines will focus on ensuring...
Community Food Security Initiative helping source food for Islanders
Provincial funding is available for local groups wishing to establish new food resources and increase access to Island food for their community. The Island Community Food Security Initiative is accepting applications, and is providing funding to local community organizations to assist in stocking...
Provincial ministers meet to advance mental health in agriculture
Yesterday, the Province’s of PEI and Quebec hosted a virtual seminar to discuss the importance of mental well-being in agriculture. The Virtual Seminar on Famers’ Mental Health was a joint effort initiated by PEI and Quebec’s Ministry’s of Agriculture to further awareness and demonstrate the need...
Photo contest celebrates agriculture
With rolling hills, roadside market stands, busy harbours and animals big and small, Prince Edward Island’s primary industries are a great inspiration for beauty. The Department of Agriculture and Land is inviting Islanders to showcase and enjoy that beauty by participating in its annual “...
Atlantic Agriculture Ministers Unified in Supporting Industry
Agriculture is a vital part of the region’s economy and workforce and an important contributor to local food supply. Today, May 26, Agriculture Minister Greg Morrow hosted his colleagues from the other three Atlantic provinces to discuss approaches for the next agricultural policy framework,...
Province announces increased funding for community food supports
The provincial government is providing additional funding for community groups to access locally sourced food supplies, equipment and infrastructure so they can help people in need. The Island Community Food Security Initiative is a $200,000 provincial investment that will provide funding to local...
Province partners with local agriculture groups to offer support packages
The provincial government is partnering with several local groups in PEI’s agriculture sector to offer food support packages for Islanders. In light of the increases in costs-of-living due to global events, the provincial government is collaborating with valued partners such as the PEI Potato Board...
New provincial supports available for PEI seed producers
The provincial government is announcing new funding for a project to support seed potato producers in adapting to ongoing trade suspensions by planting soil-building crops. The Soil Building for Seed Producers Project is a $3 million provincial investment into PEI’s seed sector funded through the...