The information below has been copied from a recent article published by the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries titled, "Raspberry growers reap new replant funding".
New Raspberry Replant Program funding will make growers in B.C. more competitive, while increasing the bounty of raspberries in the province for fruit lovers.
“By helping growers with planting costs, we’re helping them advance their businesses and giving people more chances to enjoy B.C. berries,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. “This program will support local families and companies, and make the meals, days and memories of British Columbians that much sweeter in the years ahead.”
The goal of the Raspberry Replant Program is to revitalize the raspberry industry with raspberry varieties suitable for fresh and individually quick frozen (IQF) raspberry markets. The $300,000 program will help growers plant raspberry fields and go to strategic sector projects aimed at increasing sector competitiveness.
Applications for the Raspberry Replant Program will be accepted from Oct. 12 to Dec. 6, 2021, to support the Spring 2022 raspberry planting season.
To read the full article and apply for funding, please visit this link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AFF0059-001916