MP Earl Dreeshen Reacts To New Grain Dryer Program For Farmers Hit With Tough Harvest

After an appearance at the town of Olds council meeting on Monday, February 10th Earl Dreeshen - the Red Deer-Mountain View MP - was asked about the new Efficient Grain Dryer Program. The program is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. It will help cover costs for eligible grain dryer improvements.

The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and will help cover costs for eligible grain dryer improvements.
 
The new grant program will allow applicants to choose equipment that makes sense for the size and volume of their agri-business and improve energy efficiency within their operations.
 
$2 million dollars is available under the Efficient Grain Dryer Program. The program is retroactive to April 1st, 2018 to accommodate almost 100 applicants who have been waiting since that time and for those who may not have known about the program and purchased eligible equipment in the last two years.
 
Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen reacted to the announcement on Monday, February 10th.
 
 
Dreeshen adds, the Efficient Grain Dryer Program talks about being able to improve - perhaps - the efficiency of your equipment.
 
 
Dreeshen notes the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food - Marie Claude Bibeau - has indicated this is one way to help farmers deal with a difficult harvest.
 
 
Dreeshen says the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) stated last week that the federal carbon tax could eat up to 12 per cent of a farmer's net income by 2022.
 
Canada's Agriculture Day is on Tuesday, February 11th and Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen will be celebrating it by visiting some of the farms in the community.
 
 
Dreeshen has a number of other appearances lined up as well while he spends this week in Central Alberta.
 
 
More information about the Efficient Grain Dryer Program is available on the canada.ca or the alberta.ca websites.
 

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