NewsBusinessOntario Opens New Pandemic Investment Stream for Food Processing

Ontario Opens New Pandemic Investment Stream for Food Processing

-

Food and beverage processors in Ontario will have access to up to $6 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments for projects to improve their operations, the Ontario government says in an August 5 news release. This money will allow processors to increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges in the post pandemic world.

“Our processors have risen to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, says in the release. “We are confident this investment will help them make their businesses stronger and improve food safety during these challenging times.

Applications for the program will be accepted in two phases, the release says. Starting on August 5 applications open for the first phase under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support projects which will enhance economic development and food safety. The second phase opening in September will be for projects focused on labour productivity, efficiency and waste reduction.

This latest funding builds on previous supports launched for Ontario’s food processing and agri-food sector throughout the pandemic.

Related Articles

Ontario Funds Program for Ag Tech Safety Enhancements

Ontario Gives Funds for TFW Safety Manual

Feds, Ontario Government Invests $3.5 Million for Online Ag Businesses

Trending This Week

Potato pile fan

Condensation — Great on Icy Brews in Summer, Terrible in Potato Storage

0
Few things are more satisfying than sitting with a cold drink on a hot day. The same process that causes condensation on an icy...
SLM Spud Farms

Experimenting with Regen Ag with on the Farm Agronomists

0
We try a little bit of everything when it comes to regenerative agriculture. With our production system it makes it easier to check off...
Potato School

Potato School – Is It On Your Calendar?

0
WHAT — Potato School is a half day, free-to-all virtual learning event hosted by TriCal Group for anyone in the potato business. Since soil-borne disease...
Cover crop of rye and peas

Improving Our Soil Health for the Future

0
At our family farm, Swansfleet, in Bruxelles, Man. quality has always been the driving force behind everything we do. Lately, that drive for quality...
Pile of garbage

Unnecessary Storage Waste Chewing into Revenue and Sustainability

If you could make a big step towards improving sustainability – both environmental sustainability and your farm business’ financial viability – what would make...