WHITEHORSE, May 9, 2006 - Yukon farmers who had agricultural income in 2004 can now receive funds from the federal Yukon Farm Income Payment Program (YFIPP).
Approximately $273,000 is available to Yukon farmers. YFIPP provides income support to Canadian farmers who suffered a decline in commodity prices in 2004. To qualify for the program, farmers must submit an application to the Yukon government before July 21.
The program is funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Energy, Mines and Resources Finance Branch to ensure the confidentiality of the personal tax information required in the Yukon application.
For additional information or to receive an application please contact the Energy, Mines and Resources Agriculture Branch at 667-5838 (toll free 1-800-661-0408 extension 5838) or visit www.emr.gov.yk.ca/agriculture.
|Peter Carr||Mark Roberts|
|Cabinet Communications Advisor||Communication Analyst|
|(867) 667-8688||(867) 667-8786|
Manager, BRM Program Communications