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Ag Ministers met in St. last week for the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture. Photo courtesy of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Flickr

Agricultural ministers have reached an agreement on the core elements of a new framework, which will be called the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Last week at the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture, held in St.

is the heart of this agreement, the provinces, territories, and the federal government all working hard to keep the sector on solid footing, said Minister of Agriculture and Agri Food, Lawrence MacAulay.

The five year plan is a $3 billion investment, which will come into effect on April 1, 2018.

The partnership aims to strengthen the sector and to ensure continued innovation, growth and prosperity. As well, producers will have continued access to a suite of business risk management programs, such as crop insurance, AgriStability and AgriInvest.

There are six priority areas in the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which will focus on science, research and innovation, markets and trade, environmental sustainability and climate change, value added agriculture and agri food processing, public trust, and risk management.

we did was listen to people across the country. We listened to the sector and addressed the concerns of the sector, said MacAulay.

The new partnership will maintain the same level of funding as Growing Forward 2,
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with Canada and Saskatchewan investing a total of $388 million over the five year period for strategic initiatives in the province.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help ensure agriculture producers and industry have access to important funding to innovate, expand, and help Saskatchewan remain a world class agri food producer and supplier, said Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, Lyle Stewart, in a statement.

However, Stewart noted he agreed to things like the reference margin limits, and something he disagreed on was the late participation in AgriStability.

does not support late participation in AgriStability, as we believe it goes directly against the principle of proactive risk management, and does not fix a problem producers have identified, said Stewart.

have no intention of triggering late participation under any circumstances in the province. However, in order to reach a deal, the other benefits of this agreement made it important for Saskatchewan to sign on to continue to provide uninterrupted programming for our producers.

Changes in AgriStability include the addition of a late participation mechanism, so provincial and territorial governments can allow producers to enter the program late, in situations where there is significant income decline and a gap in participation.

The benefits, however, will be reduced by 20 per cent for producers who enrol late.

The agreement reached by the ministers now sets the stage for federal, provincial and territorial governments to conclude bilateral agreements by April 1, 2018.

sat down, 13 ministers with myself, and put this program together, and it will do nothing but make sure that the agriculture sector in this country will be able to meet the goals we have, which is to make sure that we have an increased export of $75 billion by 2025. That what we all want and that what we will do, said Stewart.

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