Minister Bibeau and Minister Carr join Prairie farmers to discuss on-farm climate action investments in Budget 2021

first_imgMinister Bibeau and Minister Carr join Prairie farmers to discuss on-farm climate action investments in Budget 2021 From: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaBudget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, joined young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss regenerative agricultural practices and on-farm climate action investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.Farmers are major players in Canada’s fight against climate change. The agricultural sector has the potential to scale up climate solutions, many of which are already underway across the country. Building on Canada’s climate action programs for farmers-including the $185 million Agricultural Climate Solutions program, and the $165 million Agricultural Clean Technology Program-a new investment of $200 million over two years, starting in 2021-22, will help launch immediate, on-farm climate action under the Agricultural Climate Solutions program. This will target projects accelerating emission reductions by improving nitrogen management, increasing adoption of cover cropping, and normalizing rotational grazing.These investments will help Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector meet its emissions targets and capture new opportunities in the green economy.Budget 2021 is also about creating more jobs and prosperity for Canadians in the days – and decades – to come. It is an historic investment to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, put people first, create jobs, grow the middle class, set businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensure that Canada’s future – and the futures of Canadian farmers, their families and their communities – will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous.Quotes“Budget 2021 presents a historic plan to get us through COVID-19 to better times, by putting people first, creating jobs and bridging businesses to a future positioned for long-term growth. We are giving farmers the support to implement the climate-smart agriculture practices that will ensure the young farmers of today can continue farming sustainably for decades to come.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food“Investing in climate-smart agricultural practices continues to help Canada’s farmers, like those in the Prairies we met today, to build on their success while protecting and preserving our natural resources. Budget 2021 will allow farmers to compete and innovate while farming their land today and into the future. Now more than ever, the spirit of resilience, ingenuity and innovation will help shape Canada’s future.”– The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the PrairiesQuick factsBudget 2021 includes $101.4 billion over three years in proposed investments as part of the Government of Canada’s growth plan that will create good jobs and support a resilient and inclusive recovery. Key measures include:Allocating $60 million over the next two years, from the Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund, to target the protection of existing wetlands and trees on farms;Returning a portion of the proceeds from the price on pollution directly to farmers in backstop jurisdictions (currently Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario), beginning in 2021-22. It is estimated farmers would receive $100 million in the first year;Ensuring the recently expanded $165.5 million Agricultural Clean Technology program will prioritize $50 million for the purchase of more efficient grain dryers for farmers across Canada;Allocating $10 million over the next two years, from the Agricultural Clean Technology program, toward powering farms with clean energy and moving off diesel;Investing $17.6 billion in a green recovery to help Canada to reach its target to conserve 25 per cent of Canada’s lands and oceans by 2025, exceed its Paris climate targets and reduce emissions by 36 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and move forward on a path to reach net-zero emission by 2050. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. 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You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Canada, clean energy, climate change, Earth, first year, Government, innovation, Investment, Paris, pollution, Prairie, recession, resilience, resources, technologylast_img read more

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BOC sponsors first flight of Airlander

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Football Conducts Fan Day Scrimmage; Nobles Named Week One Starter

first_imgQuarterback Kaleb Nobles completed 6-of-8 passes for 77 yards and threw three touchdowns. At the end of the scrimmage, UWF head coach Pete Shinnick commented on how consistent the graduate transfer from Valdosta State had been through camp. “I’m pleased with Kaleb tonight and he stepped up and found a good rhythm so that was nice to see,” Shinnick said. “If we started today, Kaleb would be the guy and the last couple days that has played itself out. He started 12 games over his career and he’s got that experience and brings a nice calm to the offense.”Redshirt freshman Grey Jackson split time with the first and second team offense Thursday, completing six passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.”Grey is going to play (at Ave Maria),” Shinnick added. “He’s going to play in the first game and we expect hime to continue to grow and continue to develop.”For the blue team, sophomore Kalu Onumah had a very strong performance, leading his unit to a long drive that he capped with a 1-yard rush for a score. He was 7-for-11 for 113 yards through the air and 27 yards on the ground.The squad will take a recovery day on Friday to regain their legs before opening preparation for Ave Maria on Monday afternoon. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The UWF football team conducted a 74-play scrimmage as part of its inaugural Fan Day in front of more than 1,400 fans at the University Park Turf Field Thursday night.The students, boosters, friends and players’ family members in attendance were treated to a number of strong offensive performances as the team was split into a blue team and white team, as opposed to the offense and defense from last week’s exercise.center_img  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Prince Tega Wanogho Auburn’s lone signee yet to enroll

first_imgPrince Tega Wanogho Junior at the home of his sponsor family, the Taylors, in Montgomery, Ala. on Monday December 23, 2014. The Edgewood Academy foreign exchange student from Nigeria played football for the first time four months ago and is now being offered scholarships from Division I schools all over the country.Prince Tega Wanogho Junior at the home of his sponsor family, the Taylors, in Montgomery, Ala. on Monday December 23, 2014. The Edgewood Academy foreign exchange student from Nigeria played football for the first time four months ago and is now being offered scholarships from Division I schools all over the country.AUBURN — All but one of Auburn’s 2015 signees have enrolled in summer classes, a team spokesman confirmed.Edgewood Academy defensive end Prince Tega Wanogho is the lone recruit from last year’s signing class yet to enroll, according to school records. Former Michigan cornerback Blake Countess has also enrolled, leaving the transfers of former Texas offensive lineman Darius James and former Ohio State cornerback signee Jamel Dean outstanding as of Auburn’s first summer mini-mester, as first reported by AL.com.Wanogho is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.“He’s taking a little while but he’s going to be fine and everything,” defensive line coach Rodney Garner said. “Spoke with him (Monday) night.” Wanogho is well on his road to recovery from a broken left fibula and tibia he suffered playing basketball in January.“He’s come off the broken leg very well,” defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said last month. “When he was on campus for A-Day, his body is completing filling out exactly what we felt like would take off.”Though a redshirt is anticipated for Wanogho, a native of Nigeria with just one year of football experience, he is expected to be able to participate in fall camp at or near 100 percent.“The learning curve, he’s only played football one year, it’ll be interesting to see how he adjusts,” Garner said. “He’s got to get off of that injury and I’m sure same thing, based on what the medical staff says, we’ve probably got to pace him a little bit to get him through camp too, just from the wear and tear and pounding on that leg.”Auburn’s early enrollees:Tyler Carr, Chander Cox, Tim, Irvin, Tyler Queen, Jovon Robinson, Bailey Sharp, Jason Smith, Maurice SwainAuburn’s first mini-mester enrollees:Montavious Arkinson, Jordan Colbert, Blake Countess, Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis, Javarius Davis, Ryan Davis, Jeremiah Dinson, Marquel Harrell, Jalen Harris, Jeff Holland, Mike Horton, Jaunta’vius Johnson, Kerryon Johnson, Kaleb Kim, Richard McBryde, Ian Shannon, Darius Slayton, Darrell WilliamsYet to enroll:Jamel Dean, Darius James, Prince Tega Wanogholast_img read more

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