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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.

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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

Government of Canada investment brings nutritious surplus food to vulnerable Canadians

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Nutri Group Head office, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, today to announce details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds of quality, nutritious, surplus food to Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

New Brunswick Indigenous Agriculture Development Program now accepting applications

The provincial and federal governments have created a new development program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support First Nations interested in participating in the agriculture and agri-food industry.

Quebec vegetable producers set to grow with investments in innovative technology and processes

Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced nearly $2.2 million for two Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington, Quebec companies as they move forward with first-in-the-sector projects, making use of advanced agricultural technology. contributions totalling nearly $2.2 million.

Preparing for 2020 Seeding of Winter Canola

Winter canola seed sales have been very strong and Ontario acres in 2020 are expected to be higher than ever before. While research on the crop has been limited, some recommendations are outlined below based on experience over the past few years and experience with spring canola in Ontario.

How personal branding can build public trust

Building and managing a brand has many advantages, from representing agriculture positively to the rest of the world, to helping other farmers, to improving profitability.

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