Ontario, Canada, has announced $250,000 in federal funding to poultry and wheat farmers to increase their exports and enhance their competitiveness abroad, according to Pierre Lemieux, parliamentary secretary for agriculture and agri-food.
The Chicken Farmers of Ontario is receiving $120,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program to enhance readiness to contain potential disease outbreak. Another $130,000 is being provided to Wing’s Food Products of Toronto, which will enable Ontario wheat growers to market their produce to North American noodle and cookie makers and other foreign markets. Both these investments will also help poultry and wheat farmers boost their export potential, according to Lemieux.
The government is also investing $650,000 to support traceability initiatives in Ontario's livestock sector.