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Government of Canada invests over $2.7 million to grow agri-food exports

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The ability of Canada’s small and medium-sized food processors to expand to international markets is key to the continued growth of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, speaking by video to the annual meeting of Group Export Agri-Food Québec-Canada, announced an investment of up to $2,731,384 over two years for the organization to help Canadian exporters increase the value of agriculture and agri-food exports.


Government of Canada invests in British Columbia’s fruit industry to help grow the economy

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canada’s fruit industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy and plays a key role in keeping our food supply steady and strong. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $700,000 for four projects in British Columbia’s fruit sector that will increase exports and help to grow the economy.


Government of Canada invests more than $1.5 million in Lac-Mégantic cheese processor

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of $1,577,028 to Fromagerie La Chaudière in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund. This funding has helped the locally owned cheese processor increase its production by 25 per cent while reducing its environmental footprint.


Government of Canada invests in strengthening diversity in Canadian agriculture 

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Diversity and inclusion are integral to creating an economy that works for everyone. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $734,806 to help five organizations increase the participation of under-represented groups in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry.


Plant protein sprouting new roots in Alberta

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

PIP International, a Canadian-based agri-food company, is celebrating the opening of a new $20-million pea-processing pilot facility in Lethbridge.


Government of Canada invests in food security for communities in British Columbia

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

All Canadians, regardless of where they live, deserve to have access to safe and nutritious food. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $2 million from the Local Food Infrastructure Fund for 38 projects across the province of British Columbia. This funding supports community-based and not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to provide rapid responses to food insecurity issues.


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