Federal and Provincial Governments announce support for fruit tree industry

Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Bloyce Thompson, provincial Minister of Agriculture, have announced additional support for Prince Edward Island producers in the fruit tree sector that were extraordinarily impacted by Hurricane Fiona.

The Canada – Prince Edward Island Fiona Fruit Tree Recovery Initiative will provide eligible fruit tree growers with over $1.7 million in federal/provincial cost-shared funding to support extraordinary costs such as the replacement and restoration of trellis infrastructure, labor costs resulting from additional tasks such as mulching ground fruit and clearing trees, and the replacement and straightening of damaged trees.

Quick facts

  • In addition to the AgriRecovery supports, Federal and Provincial Governments have worked diligently since Fiona made landfall to identify, assess, and accept applications through the Disaster
  • Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). DFAA is a federally funded support mechanism that can be provided to provincial and territorial governments in the event of a large-scale natural disaster.
  • In October 2022, the Province of PEI announced an additional $17 million in funding to further support those impacted by Hurricane Fiona. For more information on those Fiona initiatives, visit Fiona Agriculture Support Program

For more information on how to apply for and access the new funding opportunities and programs available through the new Sustainable CAP, visit princeedwardisland.ca/scap.

For more information:
Kip Ready
PEI Department of Agriculture
Email: kjready@gov.pe.ca

Annie Cullinan
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Email: annie.cullinan@agr.gc.ca

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