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Ag minister announces funding for supply managed commodity processors at Lactalis Canada in Ingleside

INGLESIDE — A federal minister was in Ingleside on Monday morning delivering good news – and a lot of money – to dairy, poultry, and egg producers across Canada.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAuley’s investment announcement of up to $89 million for 49 different projects under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund includes $3,343,000 earmarked for the minister’s host for the occasion – the Lactalis Canada cheese plant in Ingleside.

“It’s a big deal,” MacAuley told reporters. “You heard (from the plant director of operations) that it means a nine per cent increase in production here, it means more money for the area.”

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