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New funding for tiling projects in Ontario


August 12, 2015
By Drainage Contractor

Aug. 12, 2015, Toronto – Ontario is supporting long-term economic growth in the northern part of the province with funding for agricultural infrastructure projects in Northeastern Ontario. These improvements are aimed at increasing farm production and boosting the local agricultural economy.

Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the province is investing in four projects across the northeast:

  • The Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance will receive support for two regional agriculture projects: $1,000,000 for the installation of tile drainage on approximately 1,892 acres of land between a consortium of 14 area farmers; and $998,670 for land clearing and installation of tile drainage on approximately 1,892 acres of land among 16 area farmers.
  • West Nipissing East Sudbury Agricultural Support Projects Inc. will receive $658,200 to administer a regional tile drainage and land clearing project for a consortium of 19 area farmers on approximately 1,097 acres.
  • The Association of Community Pastures will receive $35,175 to add fencing and enhance the water system for the community pasture in Temiskaming Shores

“These key land improvements are significant investments in capacity, both for farmers and for the region as a whole,” said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and chair of the NOHFC.

“We are very grateful to the NOHFC for their financial support, which will not only provide the resources needed to modernize agriculture infrastructure and increase crop yields, but will also help to generate more jobs in our region,” added Stephanie Vanthof, administrator with Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance.

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