Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Federal, Provincial Governments Consider Help for Farmers after B.C. Wildfires

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Federal, Provincial Governments Consider Help for Farmers after B.C. Wildfires

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Federal, B.C. governments mull help for farmers

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VICTORIA - Government help may be on the way for farmers and ranchers hard hit by wildfires that have charred more than 8,450 square kilometres of timber, range and farmland in British Columbia.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and B.C. counterpart Lana Popham have met in Victoria.

A news release says they are working quickly to assess the extraordinary costs incurred by B.C.'s food producers.

Additional assistance is also being considered to help farmers and ranchers return to full production.

The extra help could cover everything from costs related to feeding, sheltering, transporting and ensuring the health of livestock to the expenses of re-establishing crops and pastures wiped out by the fires.

MacAulay says the goal is to get B. …

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