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Tile drainage grants lead to over 4,000 acres of tiled farmland since 2014

March 6, 2018  By Drainage Contractor

Timmins, ON farmers are now growing more produce than ever before because of a new funding program that makes their land easier to farm.

The TEDC, in partnership with the Northeast Community Network (NeCN), has helped regional farmers and producers access tile drainage grants to over 4,000 acres of agricultural land since 2014. The NeCN is anticipating another 1,800 acres worth of land improvement grants this year. The program allows farmers in the region to extend their growing season, which is typically about a month shorter than that of farmers in Southern Ontario. Productivity enhancements such as these allow for higher yields and enhanced market competitiveness.

The program covers 50 percent of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $500/acre for work completed by a licensed tile drainage contractor. Once the tile drainage work is completed, the project location and land is inspected for conformity to the program and a claim is submitted to reimburse the farmer or producer.

For more information, please contact Kelsey Luxton, Communications Coordinator, at kelsey.luxton@timmins.ca or (705) 360-2600 x 7083.


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