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Standing up for Ontario's Agri-food sector

Governments set date for funding opportunities for farmers, food processors and other businesses
TORONTO - Ontario and the federal government announced today that beginning in March farmers and other businesses can again apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety.
The intake will take place between March 22, 2019 and May 6, 2019. More information will be available on the websites of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on or before March 8, 2019.
"The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is our commitment to farmers, processors and agri-food businesses that strategic funding for key initiatives will be there to help them grow, innovate,  and prosper," said Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. "Our Government is proud to support this strong and competitive sector as it continues to create well-paying middle class jobs for Canadians and meet the world's growing demand for its high-quality products."
"Our Government for the People is working with Ontario's hard-working and innovative farmers and other business operators in our agriculture and agri-food sector to make it more open for business," said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "Through these investments from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, we will strengthen this key economic driver in our province and help eligible businesses grow, improve and prosper."
To date, both the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support for more than 1,350 projects through the initiative to help eligible farmers, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.
These actions build on progress achieved though previous cost-share programming extended to these businesses and to sector organizations and collaborations.
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