Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Mad scramble set for provincial subsidies

There could be another mad scramble for limited funds the province is making available for protecting endangered species by providing and/or preserving habitats or saving rare plants.

This has happened before with other provincial programs with the money running out within a day or two.

Under the Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program, applicants may receive 45 or 50 or 75 per cent of their costs. The government lists 13 Best Management Practices it wants to encourage.

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) will start accepting applicants at 9 a.m. March 14.

OSCIA president Warren Schneckenburger said ““Tte Environmental Farm Plan is the perfect complement to SARFIP because it allows farmers to evaluate how their operation is meeting their farm’s stewardship needs and identify opportunities to take action.”