KINCARDINE – The federal and provincial governments are investing $7.3 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help support farmers and agri-food businesses.
The investment will fund projects in priority areas that increase food safety, accelerate sector innovation and help farmers bring new products to market to grow their businesses, states a July 22 press release from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Funding supports more than 600 cost-shared projects that “strengthen Ontario’s agri-food sector by helping eligible farmers in over 270 communities across the province to continue producing safe, high quality food in Ontario,” officials state.
“Supporting Ontario’s farmers and agri-food businesses by increasing their ability to innovate is key to strengthening the agri-food sector,” said the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lisa Thompson.
“Building resiliency… will help keep our province’s food supply strong and more able to adapt to challenges in the future.”
Since June 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed over $100 million in cost-share support to more than 5,000 projects through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.
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