Cross Wind Farms in Keene to Receive Investments for Improvements to their Agri-food BusinessesPublished on November 12, 2019
Keene, ON – David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, announced that Cross Wind Farms has received $71,321.50 in cost-share funding that will improve their operations so they can grow their businesses, boost the province’s economy and bring more safe, high-quality Ontario agri-food products to local and international markets.
With the funding provided through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, Cross Wind Farms will be able to create a strategic business plan to enhance operational expansion initiatives and adopt a new process to develop their Yoghurt product line. The funds will go towards purchasing and installing a new automated pasteurization equipment to automate current manual processes to allow production of new products.
“Ontario is committed to supporting our farmers, food processors and the entire agri-food sector through programs like the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to ensure it continues to be a major economic contributor for the future,” said MPP David Piccini. “We recognize the importance of the agri-food sector and the tremendous opportunity for growth.”
Agri-food businesses will receive more than $6.8 million in cost-share funding to eligible farmers and agri-food businesses to complete more than 100 projects to enhance their businesses. Businesses receiving the support share costs on the projects. Factoring in funding coming from the businesses, this will represent a joint investment of more than $29 million in the sector.
“Our government is committed to making our agricultural and agri-food sector open for business,” said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Investing in these projects will help our farmers succeed while boosting innovation, productivity, and competitiveness for the entire sector.”
Since June 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support to more than 2,000 projects through the Partnership to help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.
Approved CAP projects will support improvements in areas such as food safety, labour productivity and waste reduction.
Some specific type of projects supported through this programing include:
- Implementing technology or other systems to enhance food safety;
- Transitioning to advanced manufacturing technology to enhance labour productivity; and
- Development of new products or processes that are expected to lead to significantly increased sales.
A list of approved projects is posted online at: https://ontarioprogramguides.net/category/processor/
Paige Wiggans, Executive Assistant
Office of MPP David Piccini
117 Peter St. Port Hope
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