Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

Mike and Sylvia Blumenschein are Yukon’s 2017 Farmers of the Year. Mike and Sylvia received the award at the annual North of 60° Agriculture Banquet in Whitehorse on November 3.


Selling local food in Yukon

Both the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon regulate the sale of locally grown or manufactured food. To help you understand the rules around selling your products, we’ve written this summary covering:

  • farm gate vs. retail sales 
  • sales to restaurants, caterers and government
  • food safety, 
  • waste disposal
  • inspections,
  • labelling, and
  • cross-border transactions.

Download the summary now >>>


Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt

The Yukon government has established an Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt in response to concerns from Takhini River area farmers over crop damage caused by elk. The government’s goal is to train elk to avoid agricultural properties through aversive conditioning, consistent with the draft elk management plan.


Veterinary services program

The Veterinary Services Program reimburses participating veterinarians up to $1,000 per farm to cover costs associated with their travel and professional service fees.

Contact Us: 

Room 320,
Elijah Smith Building,
300 Main Street, Whitehorse

Phone: 867.667.5838
Toll Free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5838
Fax: 867.393.6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca