COVID-19 Financial support for farmers and food processors

An all-inclusive information portal is available to help farmers, food processors and agri-food businesses find information on new and existing programs and financial resources to address hardships that many are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These initiatives help to:

  • Maintain workforces,
  • Keep facilities safe,
  • Provide access to capital,
  • Manage processing slowdowns and surpluses, and
  • Ensure Canadians continue to have access to a stable food supply

Learn more about at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website.

Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Program

Manitoba Pork has been doing “farmer math” on the CANADIAN EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS) program to see if it will generate real cash to offset the drop in hog and weanling prices. This example shows how they think you can get money from this program.

Simply put, they found that CEWS will pay up to $847 per week per employee on your farm – IF you have seen farm revenue drop 15-30% since March. This loss should not be hard to show on many farms.

The other critical step is, YOU MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION to receive CEWS! Plan on taking an hour to complete the application, according to an eastern producer who applied.

CEWS is retroactive to March and is good until December 19, 2020. Follow the instructions on the attached document.

If you get denied, please let Pork Nova Scotia know. We are in contact with government officials on how to make programs work for producers and will do whatever we can to help you out.

Small Lot Pork Producer Management & Production

B.C. Pork has published a new resource for pasture-pig farmers with small herds, to help guide their production and provide advice on animal health.

Small Lot Pork Producer Management & Production was published June 1, 2020. For the Nova Scotia version of this, please see the Intro to Small Scale Pig Production resource created by Pork Nova Scotia and Perennia.

Maritime AgCast

Maritime producers will soon be able to catch local, regional and national guests discussing topics within the industry when the Agri-Commodity Management Association (ACMA) launches Maritime AgCast September 8, 2020!

Brad McCallum will be chatting with various guests regarding important livestock topics, as well as keeping you updated on current markets and upcoming industry events.

This podcast will air episodes bi-weekly, ranging in topic from disease management, forage and pasture management, vehicle compliance and many others!

Ensure you subscribe in advance to your favourite podcast platform such as Spotify, iTunes, Google and Anchor.

Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness Webinar

You are invited to a Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness Webinar.

Please register in advance. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting once registered.

August 4, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: August 4 to August 7, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.3555 $0.0722 $61.49 $3.27
Sows $1.1522 $0.0614 $52.26 $2.78
Carcass Value $135.13 $7.20

July 27, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: July 27 to July 31, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.2833 $0.0492 $58.21 $2.23
Sows $1.0908 $0.0418 $49.48 $1.90
Carcass Value $127.93 $4.90

July 20, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: July 20 to July 24, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.2341 $0.0337 $55.98 $1.53
Sows $1.0490 $0.0286 $47.58 $1.30
Carcass Value $123.03 $3.36

Selection Process for New FCC Directors

In February 2016, the Prime Minister announced a new process for Governor in Council appointments. This new process is intended to be open, transparent, merit-based, and focused on identifying high-quality candidates who demonstrate Canada’s diversity. This process will be used to select new directors to serve on Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Board of Directors.

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau recognizes the importance of having strong leaders on FCC’s Board of Directors, who will support her in fulfilling her mandate to help make Canada’s agricultural sector safer, stronger, and more innovative.

To ensure that FCC continues to effectively deliver on its mandate, the government are looking for candidates with the ability to provide the vision needed to attain that mandate and realize the organization’s strategic direction.

Interested individuals are invited to apply for these positions.

July 13, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: July 13 to July 17, 2020

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.2004   $0.0025 $54.45 $0.11
Sows $1.0203   $0.0021 $46.28 $0.10
Carcass Value $119.67   $0.25

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