The Agricultural Clean Technology  (ACT) Program provides farmers and agri-businesses with funding to help develop and adopt the latest clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and boost their long-term competitiveness. 

This morning, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced over $97 million through the program for 162 projects across the country.

The funding includes support for 27 projects in Manitoba, 35 in Saskatchewan, and 33 projects in Alberta.

The latest round of projects varies from developing soil sensors to the purchase of grain dryers, solar panels, electric heating systems, biomass boilers, and precision ag equipment.

Program funding is focused on three priority areas: green energy and energy efficiency, precision agriculture; and bioeconomy solutions.

Under the ACT -  Adoption Stream, 148 approved projects are being funded through today's announcement to support the adoption of clean technologies, with a priority on those that meaningfully reduce GHG emissions.

Through the ACT - Research and Innovation Stream, 14 approved projects will receive funding to support pre-market innovation including research, development, demonstration and commercialization of agricultural clean technologies.

So far, through the ACT program, 414 projects have been funded across the country for a total of $196.9 million.

More information on the projects being funded can be found here.