AgriInnovate: $2.5M for Ocean Crisp Apple Company Inc.
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AgriInnovate: $2.5M for Ocean Crisp Apple Company Inc.

The Canadian Federal Government recently announced support for the agri-food industry in Nova Scotia that will allow Ocean Crisp Apple Company to invest $2.5M to advance apple processing techniques. The investment will increase facility capacity, improve processing efficiencies, and contribute overall to the apple industry in Nova Scotia – which produces approximately three million bushels…

$10M in Agri-Innovation Funding Supports Ontario Pork Producer
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$10M in Agri-Innovation Funding Supports Ontario Pork Producer

Founded in 1982, Breslau’s Conestoga Meat Packers is one of Ontario’s largest pork producers. As a vertically integrated, farmer-owned co-operative, Conestoga Meats sources its hog supply from local southwestern Ontario farms – where they are raised in accordance with strict Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) standards – to deliver premium pork throughout Canada and many international…

Canadian Agriculture Research Centres: Funding and Innovation Resources
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Canadian Agriculture Research Centres: Funding and Innovation Resources

The Government of Canada is invested in agriculture and agri-food innovation, and for good reason. With thousands of businesses engaged in the production of food from coast to coast, staying ahead of challenges and providing new competitive advantages positively impacts the success and well-being of farmers, food manufacturers, and all Canadians. One of the main…

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Awards $11.1M+ to Pulse Industry
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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Awards $11.1M+ to Pulse Industry

Canada is the world’s largest supplier of pulses, with the Canadian pulse industry accounting for $3.4B in exports to 126 countries in 2017. Canada’s most commonly grown pulses are lentils, rowing peas, chickpeas, beans, and faba beans. To support pulse farmers and exporting opportunities, the federal government is continuing to invest in the growth of…

How to Embrace USMCA with Canadian Government Funding
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How to Embrace USMCA with Canadian Government Funding

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) offers many opportunities as well as some challenges for Canadian businesses. If ratified, the new agreement-in-principle will take effect on January 1, 2020 and significantly impact supply chain management, predominantly in the dairy, poultry, and automotive sectors. While there are many businesses across Canada that are concerned about these changes,…

Quebec Potato Plant Receives $4.5M for Industry 4.0 Technologies
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Quebec Potato Plant Receives $4.5M for Industry 4.0 Technologies

Earlier this year, Quebec potato processing company Patates Dolbec Inc. was awarded Canadian government funding to upgrade their equipment. With access to this capital, the growing company of over 125 employees will integrate Industry 4.0 technologies into their facility. As a result of the project, robotic equipment will sort, grade, and pack more fresh potatoes…

AgriInnovate Funding for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: FAQ
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AgriInnovate Funding for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: FAQ

The AgriInnovate Program is a form of repayable funding offered through the Canadian government. It’s designed to support technology demonstration, commercialization, and adoption projects in the agriculture and agri-food sector. By offsetting a portion of eligible expenses, for-profit organizations can further integrate advanced technologies that improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. AgriInnovate offsets…

Do You Qualify for AgriInnovate Agriculture Technology Funding?
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Do You Qualify for AgriInnovate Agriculture Technology Funding?

The AgriInnovate Program is a Canadian government funding initiative that helps businesses commercialize and/or adopt innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes, or services that are new to the sector. It offers 0% interest non-secured loans with repayment starting once a project is complete. This helps agriculture and agri-food businesses purchase advanced technologies now and pay back…

AgriInnovation to Invest up to $6.3M to Support Pasteurization Technologies
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AgriInnovation to Invest up to $6.3M to Support Pasteurization Technologies

The federal government recently announced it would invest up to $6.3 million in small business grants to help Greenhouse Juice Company purchase advanced food processing equipment. Canadian government funding will help the company expand its operations, offer new in-demand products, and create a range of employment opportunities in Mississauga, Ontario. The contribution has been provided…