Compensation Funds to Boost Competitiveness for Poultry and Egg Producers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2021
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) is now accepting applications.
The PEFIP will provide almost $647 million over ten years to support poultry and egg producers through on-farm investments. Each producer is entitled to an amount proportional to their quota holdings as of January 1, 2021.
Project applications must be received before March 31, 2030. The program ends March 31, 2031.
Eligible projects include anything that helps a producer increase efficiency or productivity, respond to consumer preferences, or improve on-farm safety, biosecurity or environmental sustainability.
This includes new barn construction or upgrades to equipment like feeding, watering, lighting, ventilation, heating, and comfort systems that will promote energy efficiency and reduce an operations environmental footprint.
The Government of Canada will contribute up to 70% of the projects costs, increasing to up to 85% for young farmers, to help ensure a strong future for Canada’s farms. The PEFIP offers producers flexibility to seek funding for eligible activities that started on or after March 19, 2019.
More information can be found at: https://www.agr.gc.ca/…/poultry-and-egg-on-farm…/…
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