01 Jun 2021

Canadian poultry and egg producers can apply for federal compensation funds



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Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food from Canada announced today a program to improve the poultry industry. This program is called: the Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) and now it is ready to accept applications.

The program goal is to support the investments in the poultry industry and egg producers for more than 10 years providing $647 million for the total PEFIP.Each producer is entitled to an amount proportional to their quota holdings as of January 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2030, meaning producers can apply when they are ready to make an investment”.

 

“Our government is delivering on its commitment to compensate supply-managed farmers for the impacts of recent trade agreements. This program, which launches today, will help Canadian poultry and egg producers be more competitive and make their facilities even more sustainable,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau.

What does this program offer?

The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) aims to help supply-managed poultry and egg producers adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The program supports on-farm investments in:

  • increasing efficiency or productivity
  • improving on-farm food safety and biosecurity
  • improving environmental sustainability
  • responding to consumer preferences (improving animal welfare, adopting alternative housing systems, transitioning to organic production, etc.)

 

PEFIP will provide non-repayable contributions of




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