*BONUS* The Next APF

*BONUS* The Next APF

Most of us are familiar with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership or CAP. It is the funding agreement between the federal government and provinces and territories supporting many programs and services for the agriculture sector. CAP is coming to an end this year and right now a new Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) is being negotiated. In fact, federal, provincial and territorial ministers are meeting on July 20th, 2022 to hammer out the next five year APF.

So we got to wondering, what should be an APF that supports farmers and ranchers in implementing agricultural climate solutions look like?

Enter John Kolk.

John is an agricultural producer from Iron Springs in southern Alberta who also sits on the boards of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) and Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR). John draws on his experience both as producer and as someone who has been active in the sector off the farm as well to explain what an APF is and what he would like to see in the APF that will run from 2023 – 2028.

Useful Links:

Read the Rooted in Climate Action report by Farmers for Climate Solutions to learn how the APF could support agricultural producers in implementing land management practices and farm tech that are good for the farm and good for the climate. 

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