Get funding to bring your farmland back into production

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The Land Utilization Program helps farmers revitalize titled farmland that was once used for agriculture. This includes:

  • fencing;
  • returning land to production; and
  • cleaning up hazards to the environment or wildlife.

Eligible activities

Funding supports a variety of improvements.

Fencing

Returning fields to production

You can redevelop farm fields covered in forest regrowth. This work must follow the Agriculture Land Development Guidelines, including:

  • removing trees, shrubs, rocks and roots;
  • preparing the land for seeding; and
  • putting the field into production.

Cleaning up land

Removal of:

  • old fences;
  • vehicles;
  • debris;
  • garbage piles; and
  • old wood piles by chipping, or mulching.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers.
  • Producer organizations.
  • Agricultural non-profits.
  • Governments.

Eligible funding

  • Build or rebuild fencing up to a maximum of $1 per foot ($3.28 per metre).
  • Build wildlife-friendly fencing on grazing leases to a maximum of $0.50 per foot ($1.64 per metre).
  • Land redevelopment assistance to a maximum of $202 per acre ($500 per hectare).

Producers

  • 50% if there are in-kind contributions; and
  • 60% if there are no in-kind contributions.

Producer organizations: up to 75% of the project costs.

Governments and agricultural non-profits: up to 100% of the project costs.

Apply for funding

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding program is now fully subscribed. The funding program intake is now closed and we are not accepting new applications. For questions, contact the Agriculture Branch at agriculture@yukon.ca.

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.

Approved projects under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program are funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon.