AGRICULTURE/FISHERIES Funding To Be Delivered to Farmers Nova Scotia farmers will receive an additional $2.5 million tohelp with recent income losses, Chris d’Entremont, Minister ofAgriculture and Fisheries said in the legislature today, Oct. 7. “Producers face many challenges, just look at the impact of BSE,”said Mr. d’Entremont. “This funding will help ease some of thefinancial pressures being experienced by Nova Scotia’s farmers.” The funding is part of the province’s commitment to match federalexpenditures for transition to the new Agriculture PolicyFramework (APF). He noted that Nova Scotia is one of the fewprovinces to make such a commitment. Mr. d’Entremont said direct payment is the approach requested bythe Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. Net Income Stabilization Account (NISA) program participants willreceive a direct payment by cheque by year’s end. As with lastyear, there will be an enhanced contribution for the red meatsector. Producers who are not in the NISA program can apply forthe funds by calling toll-free at 1-866-844-4BRM.