Governments Help Ontario Farmers Bring High-Quality Products to Market

Summary

Today, Minister Hardeman announced that our government is investing more than $7.9 million in over 670 projects to strengthen our province’s agri-food sector by helping farmers and agri-food businesses improve their operations and bring more safe, high-quality foods to market.

This joint federal / provincial funding provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership is investing in areas such as improved food safety, operational productivity and accessing international markets.

Key Messages

  • We are investing more than $7.9 million to strengthen the province’s crucial agri-food sector by helping farmers improve business operations and bring more safe, high-quality foods to markets.
  • More than 670 projects are being supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in areas such as improved food safety, operational productivity and accessing international markets.
  • Since June 2018, the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support to more than 2,500 projects through the initiative to help eligible Ontario farmers, food processing and other businesses, and sector organizations innovate and grow.
  • This funding is in addition to Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming launched this year to assist the sector in meeting challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak, such as the Agri-food Workplace Protection Program.
  • The federal and provincial governments are committing up to $417 million in Ontario through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This investment will go towards strategic initiatives to foster economic development, environmental stewardship, and protection and assurance within the sector.

News Links

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58325/governments-help-ontario-farmers-bring-high-quality-products-to-market

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/58326/les-gouvernements-aident-les-agriculteurs-de-lontario-a-trouver-des-debouches-pour-leurs-produits-de