Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Processor subsidies open April 1

The province is opening applications for its Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program on April 1.

It offers up to $3 million to build new or expand and modernize existing facilities.

The fall budget included $25 million over two years for the fund.

The chairs of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Ontario Pork marketing board all expressed appreciation for the program.

“This strategic investment will boost competitiveness and create new opportunities for the Ontario food processing sector and the entire supply chain,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.