The governments of Canada and B.C are currently trying to help out farmers in the province.
The governments are working under the AgriRecovery disaster framework to determine the type of assistance that may be required by B.C’s agriculture sector to recover from the impacts of wildfires.
The announcement was made today following the first meeting with Federal Agriculture and Agir-Food-Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
MacAulay says “Our Government stands with producers in British Columbia who are facing challenges and hardships because of these wildfires. Together, with our provincial counterparts, we will work closely with affected producers to assess the full scope of their needs and help them get back in business as quickly as possible.”
Government officials are working together to quickly assess the extraordinary costs farmers are incurring and what additional assistance may be required to recover and return to production following the wildfires.
The types of costs under this program include costs related to ensuring animal health and safety;
feed, shelter and transportation cost and costs to re-establish perennial crop and pasture production damaged from the fire.