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Ontario food processors: access SODP before Dec 22, 2009

Strong Ontario food and beverage processors – particularly those located in communities that have been hardhit by the recent economic downturn – are encouraged to apply to the Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP). SODP’s food and beverage initiative includes a $20 million fund of federal interest-free loans for upgrades, expansions, or modernization of commercial food and beverage production facilities, or fund a strategy to access new markets.



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Posted on December 15, 2009 at 10:18am

$20 million fund good news for Ontario food processors

Minister Goodyear announces investment to support Ontario’s food and beverage processors



The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced a $20 million investment today in Guelph that will allow food and beverage processors operating in Southern Ontario access to funds to expand, modernize, innovate and/or improve their competitiveness.



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Posted on November 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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At 9:05pm on January 14, 2010, Steve Twynstra said…
Thanks Lisa! I felt I needed to be a bit candid with this audience....and send a semblance of producer reality. I would LOVE to have a public debate with Eric re loblaws local food purchasing behaviour. I realize they need to stay in biz too but I don't appreciate the spin they attempt with their advertising.

Later......
At 10:35pm on October 29, 2009, Len Kahn said…
Absokutely! Let's have a virtual beer sometime...
 
 
 

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Governments Taking Action to Meet Demands of Ontario's Meat Sector and Support Farmers

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $11.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for two important new programs, one of which will assist meat processors on projects to rapidly increase processing capacity, and one that will help farmers adjust to current market challenges.

Grain Farmers of Ontario Thanks the Ontario Government for Taking Leadership on Ethanol Mandate

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, extends congratulations to the Government of Ontario for making Ontario the first province to require fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable content in regular-grade gasoline to 15 per cent, showing true leadership in its environmental policies.

Governments Taking Action to Meet Demands of Ontario’s Meat Sector and Support Farmers

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $11.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for two important new programs, one of which will assist meat processors on projects to rapidly increase processing capacity, and one that will help farmers adjust to current market challenges.

Statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture on FPT deliberations on Improvements to Business Risk Management Programs

CFA and stakeholders across the food supply chain have been urging Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to return the AgriStability program back to the levels it held in 2013.

GGC commends federal government’s proposal to improve AgriStability, urges consensus to move forward

On news that the federal government is prepared to make meaningful improvements to AgriStability, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) would like to acknowledge the Minister’s efforts and urge consensus among the federal and provincial agriculture ministers to enact changes to support Canada’s farmers.

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