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Ontario Invests in Research to Support Farmers

The Ontario government is investing more than $343 million over five years to support agri-food research and innovation. 

Announced Wednesday, the funding will be used for research focusing on food safety and animal welfare and support the development of a highly skilled workforce that will lead to more economic growth opportunities for the agri-food sector, a provincial release said. The investment is being made through a new agreement with the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance - a collaboration between the province, the University of Guelph and the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario.  

The renewal of the Alliance for an additional five years builds on the success of the government’s previous agreement, which it said increased Ontario’s GDP by $1.4 billion and supported more than 1,300 jobs. 

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