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1987 - 1990

BACKGROUND

The Land Stewardship Program was a three-year program, September 1, 1987, to August 31, 1990, to provide grants for the adoption of conservation farming practices on Ontario farmland - practices that would enhance and sustain agricultural production and improve and protect our soil and water resources. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food program provided assistance that encouraged farmers to adopt practical, cost-effective conservation farming systems and promoted the development of a long term commitment towards a stewardship ethic. The intent was to improve soil resources and water management by reducing soil erosion and compaction, restoring soil organic matter and tilth, and reduced the potential for environmental contamination arising from agricultural practices.

The Land Stewardship Research Program was intended to assist in achieving the goals of the overall program by adding to the current base of knowledge, by providing extension staff with recommendations and assisting farmers in the adoption of conservation practices. Total funds available over the three year period were $2.25 million.

Note:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food's (OMAF) contribution to the National Soil Conservation Program (NSCP) was stewardship practices funded by one year of the Land Stewardship Program (LSP).

NSCP RESEARCH was funded by OMAF through a Land Stewardship Research Fund administered by the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO). The Land Stewardship Research Program (LSP) is intended to assist in achieving the goals of the overall NSCP by adding to the current base of knowledge and by assisting extension staff with recommendations and farmers in the adoption of conservation practices. Total funds available over the three year period is $2.8 million of which one-third is matching funds for NSCP i.e. $929,200.

This provincial program was not part of SWEEP.

 

 

 

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Created: 7-28-1996
Last Updated:Sunday, May 08, 2011 08:45:46 PM