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Supporting Ontario's Northern Agriculture Sector

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Supporting Ontario's Northern Agriculture Sector

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced an investment of more than $6.5 million in 20 agricultural projects.

Tile Drainage Projects

  • More than $2.96 million for three Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance (NOFIA) projects to install tile drainage on 5,948 acres, benefitting 47 producers across the north.
  • $699,953 for Northeast Community Network to install tile drainage on 1,215 acres, benefitting four producers in northeastern Ontario.
  • $680,400 for WNESASP Inc. to install tile drainage on 1,134 acres, benefitting a consortium of 12 producers in northeastern Ontario.

Agriculture Projects

  • $200,000 for BisON to establish a bison ranch in Crystal Falls.
  • $200,000 for Capella Innovation Inc. to establish a food and beverage testing facility in Sudbury.
  • $58,395 for Carrigan Meadows to start a hydroponic farm in Connaught.
  • $46,025 for Dryden Sons Company to start a farm in Mindemoya.
  • $93,546 for Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario to develop a three-year program to train new, young and existing farmers in ecological agriculture in Northern Ontario.
  • $30,545 for Ferme Cascade Inc. to build an additional barn in Noëlville.
  • $400,000 for Ferme Roberge to expand by diversifying into the broiler chicken industry in Verner.
  • $210,823 for J and D Dairy Farm to purchase farm equipment and build a new dairy housing and milking facility to expand its operation in Richard's Landing.
  • $336,956 for Krause & Sons Land and Livestock to expand its farm to export quality hay and domestic lamb in Verner.
  • $200,000 for Maple Hill Farm to create a modern, state-of-the-art maple product enterprise in Sudbury.
  • $23,300 for Onnellinen Kana Farm to create a full-time poultry farm on existing farmland through the reclamation of 10 acres of land in Whitefish.
  • $59,667 for Parview Farms Inc. to expand its dairy farm operation in Cache Bay.
  • $200,000 for Randy Martin Farms to establish a farm to grow high-grade soybeans in Richard's Landing.
  • $99,750 for Scott Runnalls to start a cash crop farm in Thornloe.
  • $72,250 for Smart Greens Sudbury to establish an organization that offers locally grown produce using vertical hydroponic modular farming systems in Chelmsford.

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