BioMass Cluster Gets $7M in Canadian Government Funding
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BioMass Cluster Gets $7M in Canadian Government Funding

The federal government is providing up to $7M to subsidize research into biomasses—plant or animal material used for energy production. The funding will support BioMass Canada (BMC), a research cluster focused on improving technologies for processing agricultural biomass, including waste materials, as a basis for renewable energy. Funding will come from the federal government’s AgriScience…

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…

AgriScience: $11.5M to Support Innovation in Canada’s Horticulture Industry
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AgriScience: $11.5M to Support Innovation in Canada’s Horticulture Industry

A key contributor to the Canadian economy, the Canadian horticulture industry generates over $5B in sales and $2.6B in exports annually. The Canadian Horticulture Council (CHC) has received funding for research and development initiatives to continue to provide Canadian farmers with tools and resources to be competitive global producers of high-quality fruit and vegetables. The…

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…

AgriScience Invests $6.3M into Agronomy Research for Crop Management
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AgriScience Invests $6.3M into Agronomy Research for Crop Management

As Canada’s average crop area per farm now accounts for nearly 60% of total farm area, constant research and innovative management practices are crucial for Canadian crop protection. In order to keep farmers competitive, the Western Grains Research Foundation has recently received funding for agronomy research. The Western Grains Research Foundation has been awarded $6.3M…