New Brunswick to reward farmers for conservation efforts

The Canadian province plans to incentivize farmers to protect waterways, wetlands and pollinator habitat

A new program is encouraging farmers in New Brunswick to leave part of their lands for conservation. The Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program uses Canadian provincial and federal funding to reward farmers for leaving sections of their farms untilled and protecting waterways, wetlands and pollinator habitats.

“This program will help incentivize farmers to further enhance their environmental stewardship for the benefit of everyone,” New Brunswick Agriculture Minister Margaret Johnson said.

The program follows similar efforts in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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