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Government Stepping Up To Assist Dairy, Poultry, And Egg Farmers

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of up to 89 million dollars for 49 projects across the country. MacAulay says the funding will allow dairy, poultry and egg processors to purchase and install new automated equipment.

Some of the projects include milk pasteurizers, robotics for packaging systems and new machines for grading eggs. MacAulay made the announcement at the Lactalis cheese plant in Ontario, which is getting more than 3.3 million dollars for new automated cheese processing and packaging equipment. MacAulay says the supply management system is the backbone of rural communities across the country.

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