This plan provides support to implement initiatives aimed at stewardship of the environment.
The public demands high-quality food that is produced in a clean environment. As in other industries, agricultural production practices are under scrutiny and the public is having a greater say in how the agriculture industry produces food.
The primary purpose of the Environmental Farm Plan is to assist producers in assessing environmental risks on their farms. The plan involves the completion of a workbook that is then reviewed by a planning advisor.
Workbooks must be reviewed every five years in order to remain eligible for Beneficial Management Practices funding.
Please contact the Agriculture Branch for a copy of the workbook.
After an Environmental Farm Plan has been completed and approved, funding is available to implement eligible on-farm Beneficial Management Practices.
Individuals who have a completed and approved plan that has been reviewed within the last five years are eligible to fund beneficial management practices.
Assistance may be provided for up to 50% of project costs if in-kind contributions are included in the application and up to 60% if there are no in-kind contributions by the applicant.
|Eligible Beneficial Management Practices||Maximum|
|Manure storage and management||$5,000|
|Slaughter waste management||$5,000|
|Storing and handling fertilizers, pesticides and petroleum products||$20,000|
|Protecting and drilling water wells||$5,000|
|Installing remote watering systems for livestock: pasture pipelines, pumps and power systems||$5,000|
|Establishing windbreaks and buffers||$5,000|
|Installing cross fence to maintain pasture integrity||$10,000|
|Building power lines to pump sites, remote watering stations, dugouts and well heads||$5,000|
|Improving pump intakes||$5,000|
|Controlling invasive species: chemical, biological, mechanical and cultural controls||$10,000|
|Making efficiency upgrades: electric pumps, low pressure nozzles and fuel efficiency upgrades||$10,000|
|Constructing and maintaining dugouts||$5,000|
|Providing livestock watering systems||$5,000|
|Constructing water storage systems||$5,000|
|Developing water sources||$5,000|
|Instituting other practices identified in an approved EFP||$5,000|
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