Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson says a variety of beneficial management practices for crop, manure and livestock, and water management are eligible for cost-shared funding.

The Sustainable Agriculture Manitoba (SAM) program provides funding to increase the environmental and economic sustainability of an agriculture operation with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation, air quality, water quality and quantity, soil health, and biodiversity.

The deadline to apply for SAM  is June 13th.

Applications are also available under the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP): Carbon Sequestration and Grassland Resilience stream to support on-farm beneficial management practices and projects.

A key emphasis for the program will be on projects that sequester carbon and improve sustainability and productivity through grassland management and agroforestry practices.

Johnson notes here the focus is on maintaining and restoring grasslands and wetlands on agricultural lands.

Eligible applicants include community pastures, agricultural Crown land forage lease-holders, Indigenous farmers and communities, including First Nations and Métis, and farmers outside of watershed district boundaries. 

The deadline to apply for funding through this stream is June 12th.

Johnson says these two new funding opportunities build on our previous investments and enable farmers to grow their businesses while enhancing the sustainability and growth of the sector overall."

More information on Manitoba programs under the Sustainable CAP can be found here.