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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 4:18am

$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 7:30am — 3 Comments

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At 3:05pm 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 3:35pm on October 29, 2009, Len Kahn said…
Absokutely! Let's have a virtual beer sometime...
 
 
 

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AgScape Celebrates One Million Educational Experiences at 2024 Annual General Meeting

AgScape, a leader in agriculture and food education for students and educators across Ontario, proudly hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 1, 2024 and celebrated the incredible milestone achievement of providing over one million educational experiences to Ontario students.

CCA Welcomes Critical Changes to Livestock Tax Deferral Provisions and Early List of Regions for 2024

The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is pleased to see the federal government’s announcement today announcing changes to the Livestock Tax Deferral (LTD) following the indication in Budget 2024. Changes include adding a buffer zone to LTD designated regions to ensure impacted producers will be eligible and a commitment to early designation and more frequent updates to the regions throughout the season.  

CCA encouraged by introduction of Maritime Livestock Price Insurance Pilot

The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is pleased to see the Livestock Price Insurance (LPI) Pilot officially launched in several Maritime provinces.

Ontario Opens Nominations for 2024 Excellence in Agriculture Awards

The Ontario government is opening nominations for the 2024 Excellence in Agriculture Awards, which recognize the outstanding efforts driving the agriculture and food industry forward. These awards celebrate farmers, processors, industry organizations, people and businesses who demonstrate excellence in their field and are paving the way towards a more sustainable and profitable industry.

DFO and Toronto Raptors host Day to Shine youth event at Woolner Park

As we continue to support our communities, Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and the Toronto Raptors, hosted the Day to Shine, an all-day event for the youth in the community at Woolner Park in west Toronto. The day included a milk and cereal

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