There is more financial help on the way for farmers working the soil around the area.

The Federal and Provincial governments are combining to provide $2.5 million to help sustain farming in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Watersheds. The funding will be used to help farmers protect lakes and other water sources.

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, farmers will be compensated for creating sustainable practices that build more resilient operations.

Farmers can apply for cost sharing programs benefitting the lake and soil health. Some suggestions include the planting of cover crops to prevent soil erosion, equipment modification, and the planting of permanent trees and vegetation to serve as windbreaks.

The program intake will be open for applications from November 2nd through the 8th.

Agriculture in Ontario is a $46 billion a year industry.