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  • Governments of Canada and Ontario Take Steps to Improve Food Safety

    TORONTO - The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping meat processing businesses continue to produce safe, high-quality products that consumers enjoy with over $220,000 in cost-share funding to support 25 projects at provincially licenced abattoir businesses in Ontario.

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  • Governments supporting Ontario's beekeeping sector

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting projects that will strengthen the health of managed honey bees and Ontario's beekeeping sector.

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  • Helping to Bring Ontario Agri-food Innovations to Market

    TORONTO - The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in a new project to further support innovation, commercialization and growth in the province's agri-food sector.

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  • Canada, Ontario Supporting Innovation for Ontario's Chicken Farmers

    TORONTO — The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping farmers and other businesses in the province's broiler chicken egg and hatcheries sector enhance traceability of its products.

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  • Minister Hardeman Discusses Farmer and Farm Animal Safety with Eastern Ontario Farmers

    OTTAWA - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean, met with local farmers to discuss the importance of protecting farmers, agri-businesses, agri-food sector workers, farm animals and Ontario's food supply against the risks of on-farm trespass and interference with livestock transport trucks.

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  • Helping Ontario Farmers Improve the Environment

    TORONTO - As part of their commitment to protecting our environment, the governments of Canada and Ontario will commit further funding support to help farmers make their operations more environmentally sustainable to improve water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds.

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  • Give the Gift of Local This Holiday Season

    TORONTO - The upcoming holiday season is a great time to celebrate with friends and family. Shopping local for Ontario-grown and produced food, beverages and other goods can simplify your preparations and supports local businesses and farmers across the province.

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  • Working with Ontario Farmers to Improve Soil Health and Water Quality

    To mark this year's World Soil Day, the governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a $5.75 million, multi-year project to help the province's farmers strengthen environmental stewardship, enhance water quality, improve soil health, and better protect our environment.

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  • Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Ontario's Farmers, Farm Animals and Food Supply

    Toronto - Later today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will introduce legislation entitled, Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019 in the Ontario Legislature. The proposed legislation, if passed, will better protect farmers, their animals, livestock transporters and the province's food supply. It would also require explicit prior consent to access an animal protection zone on a farm or food processing facility.

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  • Minister Hardeman Discusses Farm Animal Safety and Ontario's Food Supply with Municipal Leaders

    LONDON - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs hosted a roundtable with rural municipal leaders along with provincial livestock transporters to discuss the risks and dangers of interference with animal transportation as well as farmer and food safety risks surrounding on-farm trespass to farmers and farm businesses.

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  • Ontario Investing up to $1.85M to Boost Innovation in Agri-Food Research

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting agri-food innovation through an investment of up to $1.85 million in research to help Ontario develop new cutting edge technologies, practices and solutions to tackle modern-day industry problems.

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  • Fresh from the Farm Raises Extracurricular School Funds and Local Food Awareness

    WOODSTOCK - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Stephen Lecce, Ontario Minister of Education, congratulated schools participating in the Fresh from the Farm fundraising program for their efforts in promoting Ontario produce while helping to increase funds for extracurricular activities. The annual program provides a unique and healthy fundraising opportunity that benefits local schools, supports our farmers and promotes healthy eating to Ontario families.

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