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Agriculture

Canadian Agricultural Partnership announced

Ministers of Agriculture from across Canada have announced the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment, that will come into effect on April 1, 2018. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership follows Growing Forward 2, which ends on March 31, 2018.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership will focus on 6 priority areas:

  • Science, research, and innovation
  • Markets and trade
  • Environmental sustainability and climate change
  • Value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
  • Public trust
  • Risk management

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Proposed amendments to Yukon's Pounds Act

The Pounds Act needs to be updated to harmonize with other legislation, and to meet current livestock control program requirements. Changes proposed to the act are intended to:

  • improve safety for motorists by making all areas of Yukon subject to livestock control activities,
  • make all species of livestock subject to livestock control activities, and
  • improve accountability of livestock owners for stray livestock.

This act does not include the care of domestic animals such as cats and dogs.

Public consultation on the amendments to the Pounds Act ended on August 11, 2017. All comments received will be considered prior to amending the act.


Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt

The Yukon government has established an Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt in response to concerns from Takhini River area farmers over crop damage caused by elk. The government’s goal is to train elk to avoid agricultural properties through aversive conditioning, consistent with the draft elk management plan.


Veterinary services program

The Veterinary Services Program reimburses participating veterinarians up to $1,000 per farm to cover costs associated with their travel and professional service fees.

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