Investing in a Clean Agriculture

Food is the single biggest industry in Nova Scotia, and our government wants to help it grow. That’s why yesterday morning, we announced an investment of $5 million over two years in projects that increase Nova Scotia’s year-round food production, reduce emissions, and minimize our dependency on food imports.

Premier Iain Rankin made the funding announcement during a visit to Nova Agri’s Vital Berry Farms in the Annapolis Valley yesterday morning.

The Agriculture Clean Technology Program will support farmers and food processors in improving their operations. This includes adopting clean technologies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency, promoting sustainable and clean growth, increasing value-added agricultural production, extending growing seasons and improving costs of production.