Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Awarded $331k in Funding for Agriculture
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Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Awarded $331k in Funding for Agriculture

The Government of Canada has awarded the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) with Canadian government grants. The investment will be used to develop grading standards to ensure Canadian hemp products are known globally for their high quality. This will allow the Canadian hemp industry to become more competitive, pursue new market opportunities, and create sustainable…

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests $180k in 4 Ontario Food Processors
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Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests $180k in 4 Ontario Food Processors

Four Halton Region food and beverage processors have recently been announced as recipients of government funding through Growing Forward 2 Ontario. Each business accessed funding to offset a portion of costs related to technology upgrade projects; as a result, these successful applicants are expected to significantly improve productivity and competitiveness. The Growing Forward 2 Ontario…

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants for Ontario Food Processors
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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants for Ontario Food Processors

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial suite of government funding programs for food producers and processors. While some programs are available to businesses across Canada, others only provide support to specific provinces. These programs provide support to enhance what was previously available through the Growing Forward 2 initiative. A stream of CAP, the…

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests over $250k in Agri-Food Businesses
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Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests over $250k in Agri-Food Businesses

Five Ontario businesses in the food and beverage processing sector have recently been awarded over $250k through the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program. This funding will allow the companies to update and install new equipment, increase innovation and efficiency, and potentially expand into new markets. Up to $254,093 in Ontario government funding will support business…

Get Ready for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
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Get Ready for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

For over 15 years, the Canadian government has used agriculture policy frameworks to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and agri-food companies. The latest active framework, Growing Forward 2 (GF2), provides cost-sharing support to businesses within the agricultural sector through several support programs. Growing Forward 2 is a five-year (2013-2018) framework that will, as of April…

Wilton Cheese Factory Awarded $17.8k in GF2 Ontario Business Grants
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Wilton Cheese Factory Awarded $17.8k in GF2 Ontario Business Grants

Based in Odessa, Ontario, the Wilton Cheese Factory has been manufacturing artisan cheese since 1867. The company is known for their variety of high quality and award-winning cheeses. Its products are uniquely old-fashioned, have natural flavours and are full bodied, giving consumers some of the best cheeses on the market. Recently, the Wilton Cheese Factory…

Growing Forward 2 Ontario: Producers Stream Intake Deadlines for 2017
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Growing Forward 2 Ontario: Producers Stream Intake Deadlines for 2017

Growing Forward 2 Ontario (GF2 Ontario) provides government grants to agricultural producers to develop solutions for current industry challenges. The program supports projects that accelerate the growth and expansion of farming operations across the province. Eligible businesses can access up to 35%-50% to cover eligible project costs to a maximum of $350,000 in Ontario agriculture…

Over $150k in Ontario Small Business Grants Awarded to La Rocca Creative Cakes
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Over $150k in Ontario Small Business Grants Awarded to La Rocca Creative Cakes

Since identifying key funding opportunities in 2016, La Rocca Creative Cakes has successfully been awarded over $150,000 in Ontario small business grants. The company has targeted funding programs that support capital investment and workforce development initiatives. The manufacturer has integrated funding into their strategic planning process to identify funding opportunities that will support their upcoming…

Growing Forward 2 Ontario’s Farm to City Project Increases Local Beef Sales
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Growing Forward 2 Ontario’s Farm to City Project Increases Local Beef Sales

As the December 13, 2016 intake deadline approaches for the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Ontario Organizations and Collaborations Stream, many agricultural producers and processors may be considering the differing ways in which they can create a viable project. One of the best projects that we’ve seen successfully receive GF2 Organizations and Collaborations funding is the…

$10M Agriculture Technology Investment Improves Product Traceability
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$10M Agriculture Technology Investment Improves Product Traceability

Canada’s second largest wheat and flour milling operation, Parrish and Heimbecker, Ltd., was recently awarded a federal funding investment of $10M to build a new grain processing plant in Hamilton, Ontario. Canadian government funding provided through Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) will allow the company to increase its production capacity and market exports. Parrish and…