Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, Kent Hehr, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, was in Calgary earlier this week to announce our Government is investing $4.4 million to help farmers stay on the cutting edge of innovation, expand markets and manage their business risk.
As part of this investment, our Government has committed $2.2 million to projects that will help support the Alberta agriculture industry and across Canada.
- $839,485 for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association to explore the use of remote sensing as a tool to insure forage crops.
- $901,240 to help the Alberta Beef Producers develop satellite data to help improve forage insurance.
- $255,000 to help the Canadian Angus Association develop tools that will improve better breeding cattle.
- $205,500 for the National Cattle Feeders Association to develop and implement a national feedlot animal care assessment program.
- The remaining funds, just over $2.2 million, will support a number of innovative projects that will help market development, emergency planning, competitive pricing, animal care assessments and farm software development.
- These investments are part of our Government's plan to grow the economy in a way that works for the middle class and those working hard to join it.