MP Mike Allen, on behalf of federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and New Brunswick Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Michael Olscamp, announced program details for Growing Forward 2 to the agricultural and agri-food sector in New Brunswick. New Brunswick producers will have access to new and innovative agricultural funding programs with the support of Federal and Provincial governments thanks to the signing of the Canada-New Brunswick Growing Forward 2 bilateral agreement.

$37 million in federal and provincial funding will be injected into modern and traditional programs covering research and innovation, market and business development and environmental stewardship over the next five years. “Growing Forward 2 represents a significant investment in this important sector of our economy,” said Minister Olscamp. “The new programs are tailored to meet the needs of New Brunswick farmers and focus on innovation, competitiveness and market development.”

Growing Forward 2 is a program designed to establish productivity and profitability for Canada’s agricultural sector. Growing Forward 2’s main focus is on innovation, competitiveness, and market development. The programs within it are meant to assist the agricultural industry to be able to better respond to future opportunities and to contribute to the Canadian economy.