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Check out these news articles to find out more about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers and agri-food organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bioenterprise sets up northern agri-food technology hub

Farmtario
November 11, 2020

Bioenterprise is setting up a northern Ontario agri-food technology hub with funding from the federal government’s Fednor agency.

Twenty-five farms host on-farm soil health research

Farmtario
November 10, 2020

A four-year federal-provincial agreement to fund a series of field-scale soil health research projects is underway across southern Ontario.

Ontario invests in agri-food research

Top Crop Manager
November 2, 2020

Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices.

Conestoga College program to train farm equipment operators

Farmtario
October 28, 2020

The Conestoga College program will start as a pilot project to expand training opportunities for current farm sector employees and better prepare those interesting in careers in agriculture to work on farms.

Ontario supporting farmers through research investments

Government of Ontario
October 22, 2020

Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices.

Summary of government financial assistance for Ontario farm businesses

Ontario Federation of Agriculture
October 14, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Canadian government and the Ontario government have announced financial assistance measures for individuals and businesses, including farm businesses. OFA has developed a summary of existing programs and new financial assistance measures that may be relevant to Ontario farm businesses.

Ontario’s agricultural food businesses to get funding to help prevent spread of COVID-19

Global News
October 13, 2020

The federal government has announced that $11.6 million can now be accessed to help with COVID safety improvements for Ontario farms, such as building physical barriers for worker separation, upgrading HVAC systems and improving hand-washing facilities.

Government of Canada supports Ontario dairy processors to enhance productivity and protect worker health

Cision
October 7, 2020

Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced funding totaling more than $2.5 million under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund to support Empire Cheese Co-operative, Kawartha Dairy and Mariposa Dairy.

Ontario celebrates innovation with the 2020 Excellence in Agriculture Awards

Government of Ontario
October 5, 2020
The Ontario government is kicking off Ontario Agriculture Week by celebrating the farmers, processors, organizations and businesses that have made agri-food one of the most innovative sectors in the province with the 2020 Excellence in Agriculture Awards.