NewsBusinessOntario Invests $1.3 Million in Tile Drainage Projects

Ontario Invests $1.3 Million in Tile Drainage Projects

-

Two tile drainage projects in the Rainy River district of Ontario have received more than $1.3 million in funding from the provincial government, a Sept. 16 news release says.

“Our government is proud to invest in tile drainage projects that lead to larger, healthier crops, local food sources and good jobs for the people of northwestern Ontario,” Greg Rickford, minister of northern development, mines, natural resources and forestry, says in the release.

The investments include:

  • $1 million for Rainy River Future Development Corporation to administer a two-year tile drainage program. The program would support the installation of tile drainage on approximately 1,900 acres of land and benefit a consortium of 10 farmers in the district. The project will create two part-time jobs.
  • $374,833 for Tait Bros Contracting Ltd. to purchase equipment in order to expand its tile drainage installation business into northwestern Ontario and establish an office in Rainy River. The project will create three full-time jobs.

Related Articles

Ontario Drainage Changes Application Time Reduced

Investing in Better Drainage

Potatoes and Water Management: From Deluge to Drought

Trending This Week

Black and white barn

It’s Time for the Potato Industry to Move Past the 1960s

As potatoes come out of the ground across the country, I want to take a moment to applaud producers on the big improvements they’re...

Ontario Potato Farmer Notches 100% Yield Increase

0
Four years ago at a farm show, I happened to cross paths with a long-time, forward-thinking potato grower from Ontario named Paul. When he...

Limited Supply Predicted for Processing Spuds

0
Despite good Canadian potato crop, North American processing market will be tight. After a late start to the growing season, the Canadian potato crop has...

Are Lurking Pathogens Already Wreaking Havoc Below Ground?

0
Farmers usually feel pretty hopeful about the potential of their crops at the start: the most common comment I hear in early summer is...
Potato harvester

Ontario Potato Harvest at Midway Point

0
The Ontario potato harvest is at the midway point with growers around three quarters of the way done, a Sept. 27 email update from...