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NS Offers Funding For Farmers Impacted By Hurricane Fiona

By Evan Taylor Feb 24, 2023 | 12:48 PM

Nova Scotia farmers who were not eligible for federal assistance following Hurricane Fiona will now receive immediate support from the new Fiona Agriculture Response Gap Funding program. The program, worth $3 million, will aid farmers who have a gross farm income of $10,000 or more and did not qualify for the federal Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements program. The new program will provide eligible farmers with up to $400,000 in assistance to help fill the gaps left by the federal program.

“Some farms had serious damage and did not qualify for the federal program. Our new program helps fill the gaps,” said Agriculture Minister Greg Morrow. “When we support farms to rebuild their operations or prepare this year’s crop, we are encouraging a stronger agriculture sector. It is good for our farmers, communities and the economy.”

Farmers who filled out Nova Scotia’s Fiona Agricultural Disaster Assistance Program application have been, or will be, assigned a caseworker to help them access the new funding. For farmers who have not applied, they should contact fada@novascotia.ca or call 902-890-0542.


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