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Ag societies get financial support

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm equipment dealer Rocky Mountain Equipment will be awarding $10,000 each to four agricultural societies on the Prairies.  The RME Right by You Ag Society Grant will fund various project initiatives that directly impact those in the community. The projects must “enhance the lives of community residents” and be completed within two years of the […] Read more

Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears at a news conference in Ottawa on Sept. 24, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Blair Gable)

Agriculture, agrifood wish lists pile up ahead of long-delayed budget

Freeland's budget due out Monday afternoon

Agriculture and agrifood sector stakeholders will learn Monday which of their requests make their way out of the pile and into a long-awaited federal budget. Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s 2021 budget is scheduled to be released Monday in the House of Commons, at about 4 p.m. ET. Canadians didn’t get a 2020 budget: it […] Read more

Rodeo, sports and arts groups getting provincial aid

Rodeo, sports and arts groups getting provincial aid

Reading Time: 2 minutes Performing arts, sports and rodeo organizations will get $17 million in provincial aid. The groups have been “hard hit” by the pandemic as they’ve lost their revenue but still have ongoing overhead costs, the government said. The $12-million Stabilize Program will provide one-time grants to cover up to 25 per cent of eligible expenses of […] Read more