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Application period for Ontario on-farm water protection projects announced


October 19, 2021
By Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $2.58 million to protect the province’s lakes and water sources by helping farmers implement sustainable farming practices that build more resilient farm operations.

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), the finalLake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability(潜在客户)倡议摄入量将支持农场项目,以改善土壤健康,并降低农场养分损失的风险,同时改善伊利湖和圣克莱尔湖流域地区的水质。

“Canadian farmers are leading stewards of our environment, always looking for new tools and innovations to ensure their sustainability,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food. “I encourage farmers in Southwestern Ontario to make a project application with this exciting new cost-shared program, which can help improve their farms and the Lake Erie watershed.”

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“The Great Lakes are vitally important to everyone in Ontario – from farmers to businesses and the millions of people who live in communities near these vast bodies of water,” said Lisa Thompson, Ontario’s minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. “The LEADS initiative demonstrates the government’s commitment to environmental stewardship and specifically to protecting Ontario’s water supply.”

The intake will open on Nov. 2 and close on Nov. 8. During this time, farmers can apply for cost-share funding for projects that benefit Lake Erie as well as support productivity and soil health for more acres of Ontario farmland. Examples of funded projects include:

  • 种植农作物以减少土壤侵蚀;
  • modifying equipment to reduce soil tillage and compaction;
  • 改善养分的位置;和
  • 种植永久性树木或植被条,以作为防风林。

The领导倡议支持安大略省对到2025年到2025年的磷径流及其流域的40%减少的承诺。

自2018年6月以来,联邦政府和省政府都通过CAP向5,000多个项目提供了超过1亿美元的成本共享支持,以帮助合格的安大略省农民,加工者,企业和行业组织创新和发展。