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Government of Canada invests in Canada’s grain industry to support access to new technology

Ottawa, Ontario – Agricultural innovations have contributed enormously to the transformation of Canada’s agriculture sector and have strengthened our competitive position internationally. To ensure Canada remains a global leader in agricultural innovation and technological development, today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced up to $1.1 million to Savormetrics Inc., through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, under the AgriScience Program.

The AgriScience Program, an initiative under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership aims to support research activities to help industry overcome challenges, address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors and reduce high-risk opportunities that have the potential to earn significant returns.

This funding will be used to develop portable devices that will provide users along the supply chain with fast, accurate and easy-to-read predictive metrics on grain quality. The new technology will provide consistent, reliable and transparent grain information in real-time, resulting in less food waste and an improved testing and grading process. With the integration of these new innovative devices, farmers will be supported with additional tools to help them overcome inconsistent grain information, while continuing to provide high-quality products to Canadians.

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of agricultural innovation, and will continue to support grain producers by investing in new technologies to ensure they remain competitive in global markets and well-positioned for the future.

Source : Government of Canada

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