Facts about the Canada-BC Flood Recovery Program for Food Security

February 7, 2022 at 3:42 pm  Federal, Politics

The Canada-BC Flood Recovery Program for Food Security response will cover extraordinary costs including:

  • support for flood clean-up which includes cleanup on lands and essential farm infrastructure, that have been damaged due to floods
  • support for the removal, repair or replacement of uninsurable farm structures and farm production equipment that have been damaged due to floods
  • rental of essential alternate facilities or pasture required due to flooding
  • transportation costs for relocating livestock, feed available, water, stored crop and crop inputs due to floods
  • replacement of lost feed for breeding livestock feed due to floods
  • extraordinary costs for livestock feeding due to marketing delays caused by floods
  •  veterinary costs to treat livestock injured by floods
  • support for uninsurable breeding livestock mortality losses caused by floods
  • land preparation and replanting costs for perennial crop plants that have been killed by flooding and crop land damaged by flooding, and;
  • support for destroyed beehives and associated colonies

The Government of British Columbia is disbursing recovery funding in two categories. Farms with less than $2 million in annual revenue will be eligible to receive up to 90% compensation, which the province will seek reimbursement for through the federal government’s Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA).

For larger farms with annual sales of over $2 million, they will be eligible to receive up to 70% compensation through the federal-provincial AgriRecovery initiative, which is cost-shared 60-40 respectively between governments.

One-on-one assistance in English and Punjabi is available to farmers requiring assistance completing the applications through agrirecovery@gov.bc.ca  or 1-888- 332-3352.

A suite of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs is available through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to assist farmers in managing disaster events, including flooding. These include AgriStability, AgriInvest and AgriInsurance.

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