CanExport Funding Increases to 75%/$75,000 and Supports AgriBusiness
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CanExport Funding Increases to 75%/$75,000 and Supports AgriBusiness

On August 22, 2019, the CanExport funding program undertook two significant updates that impacted how the program operated and the value it provided to Canadian exporters. The first and most notable update was to the program’s contribution amount, while the second focused on company eligibility. Previously, agriculture and agri-food companies were unable to apply; these…

CAP Agriculture Funding: $6.1 for Canadian Pork Industry
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CAP Agriculture Funding: $6.1 for Canadian Pork Industry

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has been a voice for Canadian hog producers for over 50 years, representing 7,000 farms. The council acts as a leader in achieving and maintaining a successful Canadian pork sector, being involved in many initiatives such as animal health, market development, and on-farm assurance programs. To help enhance and innovate…

Export Market Access and Export Manager Program No Longer Available
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Export Market Access and Export Manager Program No Longer Available

As of April 15, 2019, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Global Growth Fund is no longer accepting funding applications. Both programs managed through the program, including Export Market Access (EMA) and the Export Manager Program (EMP), are fully subscribed and unlikely to re-open under these naming conventions. While provincial export-oriented funding programs may be available…

AgriMarketing: $6.2M for Canadian International Grains Institute
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AgriMarketing: $6.2M for Canadian International Grains Institute

UPDATE: The AgriMarketing program is now closed and not processing new applications. All applicants, even agricultural producers and processors are encouraged to use the CanExport program for all new applications.  The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) is a not-for-profit organization that provides pre-market and in-market technical support to those involved in the Canadian grain industry. For…

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,…

AgriMarketing Awards Canadian Agriculture Industry’s Ginseng Sector
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AgriMarketing Awards Canadian Agriculture Industry’s Ginseng Sector

The Canadian ginseng sector is the largest field-grown horticultural export in North America. To continue market growth within the Canadian agri-food industry and enhance its competitiveness, the Ontario Ginseng Growers’ Association (OGGA) has received federal government funding support by way of export marketing grants. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriMarketing program has awarded the Ontario Ginseng…

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Supports Wine Industry With $10M
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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Supports Wine Industry With $10M

The Canadian wine industry is continuing to grow and innovate to remain globally competitive in an evolving sector. To ensure businesses can thrive in Canada’s agri-food and beverage environment, the government of Canada is supporting the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) and the Canadian Vintners Association with federal government funding. This support will help enhance…

AgriMarketing Trade Show Grants for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: FAQ
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AgriMarketing Trade Show Grants for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: FAQ

The AgriMarketing program is now closed and not processing new applications. All applicants, even agricultural producers and processors are encouraged to use the CanExport program for all new applications.  The AgriMarketing Program is a Canadian government grant designed to support export expansion projects undertaken by agri-food and beverage companies. It offsets a portion of eligible…

AgriMarketing: How to Qualify for Food and Beverage Trade Show Grants
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AgriMarketing: How to Qualify for Food and Beverage Trade Show Grants

UPDATE: The AgriMarketing program is now closed and not processing new applications. All applicants, even agricultural producers and processors are encouraged to use the CanExport program for all new applications.  AgriMarketing is a Canadian government grant that supports international expansion projects undertaken by food and beverage businesses. Through the program, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can…

AgriMarketing Export Expansion Grant Awards the Canada Organic Trade Association
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AgriMarketing Export Expansion Grant Awards the Canada Organic Trade Association

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) seeks to enhance the environment and people’s lives by promoting access to organic products. With an overarching goal to connect and support the Canadian organic supply chain, COTA focuses its activities in three key areas: government relations, consumer education, and global market development. Recently, COTA was awarded more than…