Funding Alert: Agricultural Clean Technology Program (ACT) Adoption Stream

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Adoption Stream opens today until June 22nd. Read on for more information on the program and how to apply!

The ACT program, a part of the Government of Canada’s strengthened climate plan, aims to create a supporting environment for the adoption of clean technologies that will support the sustainable growth of the agricultural sector. The ACT Adoption Stream will provide non-repayable grants between $25,000 and $2 million to help producers to purchase and install equipment that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other associated environmental benefits.

Program priorities are in the following three key areas:

  1. Green energy and energy efficiency
  2. Precision agriculture
  3. Bioeconomy solutions

Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Energy-efficient, low-emissions equipment (heating, ventilation, or solar energy systems)
  • Nutrient efficiency (soil sensors, yield monitors)
  • Bio-product and biomass boiler heating

More examples can be found on the AAFC website.

Cost-sharing contributions towards eligible costs are:

  1. AAFC – a maximum of 40%
  2. You – a minimum of 60%

How to apply

For more information on the program and to complete the application and apply, click here.

A Dark Start to 2023

The winter months can always be a challenge for floriculture producers. But have you found this winter to be unpredictably dark? Has this affected your crop?

Read on to see if this year is unusual, or part of a trend, and how this may influence your production decisions (and energy costs) in years to come.

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