Farm safety organization gets funding boost
By Top Crop Manager
Feb. 19, 2014, Winnipeg, MB -- The federal government is investing $3.4 million for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to advance safety on Canadian farms. CASA will use this funding for their goal of supporting the safety of Canadian farmers, their families and their workers, through the development and promotion of farm safety standards.
The funding is provided under the Fostering Business Development stream of AgriCompetitiveness -— a $114 million program under Growing Forward 2 which aims to strengthen the agriculture sector's ability to adapt and compete in Canadian and global markets.
CASA co-ordinates, develops and leads national initiatives to help farmers, their families and workers recognize and manage safety risks.