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Government of Canada invests in innovation and technology to tackle challenges in agriculture

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canada is a global leader in agricultural innovation and technological development. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of agricultural innovation, as it helps support sustainability and keeps the sector competitive and well-positioned for the future. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $860,000 in six businesses under the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program.


Improving Processing Capacity in Ontario’s Meat and Poultry Sector

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

New investments will increase efficiency and optimize food safety in provincial meat plants. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $900,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch an innovative tool to connect meat and poultry farmers with abattoirs that have available processing capacity and to support recruitment, retention and training initiatives in the industry.


Government of Canada supports innovative solutions for agricultural challenges

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Canada is a global leader in agricultural innovation and technological development. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of agricultural innovation, as it helps support sustainability and keeps the sector competitive and well-positioned for the future. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $1 million in funding for seven businesses under the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program.


Ontario Invests in Agri-Food Innovation

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The government of Ontario is investing up to $22 million through the Agri-Tech Innovation Program to fund more than 170 projects that help the agri-food sector implement new and unique ways to set businesses up for future growth and success while strengthening the food supply chain, creating safer workplaces and making operations more resilient to future disruptions.


Minister Bibeau marks Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month with support for Canada’s next generation of farmers 

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Youth and young farmers are the future of Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. By connecting youth directly with farmers to learn how our food is produced and showcase the vital role that farmers play in our food system, the Government of Canada is helping to inspire and build the next generation of young farmers to ensure a strong, sustainable Canadian agriculture sector.


Government of Canada supports expanded market opportunities for the organic industry

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of Canada’s economy, with the organics industry being one of the fastest growing sectors in Canada. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced funding of up to $770, 000 for the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) to support market development for organic products.


Applications now being accepted for Youth Employment and Skills Program

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $3.7 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and support approximately 300 jobs for youth in the agriculture sector.


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