The Government of Yukon is currently seeking public feedback on a draft local food strategy for Yukon. The strategy aims to encourage Yukoners to make healthy and local food choices, and to increase the production and use of locally grown vegetables, meat and other food products.
Following a modernized Animal Health Act coming into effect in January 2014, regulations are now being developed. Between April and early July 2015, feedback on regulation concepts was collected from interested stakeholders and a summary document is now available.
On March 10, 2015, the new 2015 Yukon Grazing Policy and regulations came into effect.
The approved changes reflect that in the past two decades, the Yukon agriculture industry has grown and that local area plans and other government policies and legislation that affect grazing have changed. The changes to the 2015 Yukon Grazing Policy and regulations will improve administration of grazing agreements and help ensure that suitable lands are made available for grazing agreements.
The results of the consultation and final concept of the proposed agriculture land release in the Sunnydale area is now available.
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