Nineteen projects in Haldimand and Norfolk will share in $200,000 from the latest round of funding under the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
However, because the projects are related to private farm operations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will not identity the recipients. Instead, the ministry only will describe the nature of the projects approved.
These include “adding organic amendments to soil, business plans, cover crops, equipment modifications to reduce soil compaction, erosion control structures, marketing plans, food safety equipment, establishing cleaning and disinfection practices, tillage, and nutrient-application equipment modifications.”
Ontario Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman was in Simcoe two weeks ago to announce similar funding for upgrades to two local businesses – R. Fiedler Meat Products and VG Meats, both of Simcoe.