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Wildlife Damage Mitigation


Applicants can apply for a maximum of 50% assistance to the lessor of 10% of their gross commodity income, or $15,000 per year for all projects listed within this program. For example, a farm with gross apple sales of $150,000 would be eligible for a maximum of $15,000 per year.


The Wildlife Damage Mitigation program improves industry competitiveness and resilience by helping farms protect crop and livestock from wildlife damage.

Eligible Applicants

A Nova Scotia farmer that:

  • is currently registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • has generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of $30,000
  • is at least 19 years old

Eligible Expenses

  • Perimeter Permanent Fencing (requires a field design)
  • Portable Fencing
  • Mechanical Deterrent Devices
  • Livestock Guard Animals (max funding up to $1500.00/farm for the life of the program)
  • Guard Dog Animal Training (max funding $1500.00/guard dog)

Deadline Date

October 31, 2020


Contact Name: Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division

Phone Number: 902 893-6377

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Nova Scotia ,
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