Feds Announce Growing Forward 2 Program

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture have reached agreement on the five-year Growing Forward 2 policy framework. The new agreement represents a $3 billion investment, including a 50% increase in governments' cost-shared investments in innovation, competitiveness and market development. Governments will also continue to deliver an effective suite of business risk management (BRM) programs.The agreement sets the stage for FPT governments to complete bilateral agreements, so programs will be in place by April 1, 2013, when the current Growing Forward (GF) policy framework expires.

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