New partnership to support sustainable agriculture

A new partnership between the provincial and federal governments announced last week will help to support the sustainability and competitiveness of New Brunswick’s agricultural sector.

The province says the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership will strengthen the competitiveness, innovation and resiliency of the sector, thanks to investments of $8.5 million.

“This new partnership will help New Brunswick’s agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector meet future challenges and build on a successful 2022,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Margaret Johnson.

“The sector contributes significantly to the provincial economy and employs thousands of New Brunswickers. The men and women who work in the sector are proud of what they deliver to our tables and we are proud to support them.”

Officials say the partnership will ensure the resilience of supply chains, creating new ways for producers and processors in New Brunswick to improve their competitiveness while protecting the environment.

New Brunswick’s agriculture sector finished 2022 with record revenues of $1.3 billion.

The province also had a record $689 million in agri-food exports.