Government of Yukon seeking agriculture industry’s priorities

The Government of Yukon is seeking public input on the development of a new suite of agricultural funding programs for the Next Policy Framework, which will address the local agiculture and agri-food sector’s current priorites and future needs.

The Next Policy Framework is a national initiative where the federal, provincial and territorial governments invest in funding to support and strengthen the agriculture and agri-food industries across the country and will replace the current Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program in 2023.

The Government of Yukon is negotiating with the Government of Canada on a cost-shared funding agreement. This funding will contribute to the creation of new programs that will support the local agriculture and agri-food sector over the next five years from 2023 to 2028.

I encourage all farmers and food processors in the territory to submit their feedback on how we can continue to innovate, become more sustainable and evolve farming and food production in the territory. Thanks to the ongoing partnership with the Government of Canada, we have been able to develop and grow the Yukon’s agriculture industry and put fresh, healthy food on the tables of Yukoners. I look forward to this new Framework that will guide the Yukon’s local food economy, strengthen food security and increase agriculture and food production across the territory.  

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker

Quick facts 
  • The federal, provincial and territorial governments are negotiating a multilateral framework agreement. The Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada will then negotiate a bilateral agreement.

  • The new cost-shared funding program will replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program that expires in March 2023.

  • Launched in 2018, the CAP program is a $3 billion, five-year federal, provincial, and territorial funding program. Under the CAP program, the Yukon received approximately $760,000 a year in federal funding to help encourage the development of small and medium farm operations in Yukon.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Brigitte Parker
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-3183
brigitte.parker@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-126