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Canada and Ontario support beef farmers and protect food supply chains

Christian Fernsby |
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $5 million in immediate, emergency assistance to help the province's beef farmers manage costs associated with the impacts of coronavirus and to help protect Ontario's food supply network.

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Topics: CANADA    ONTARIO   

Starting Monday, December 21, 2020, Ontario beef farmers can apply for funding to help cover increased costs of feeding and setting aside market ready cattle due to coronavirus related processing delays.

This funding flows from an agreement reached by the governments this spring to support these producers, in a timely manner, in the event that processing disruptions impacted the sector.

The Canada Ontario coronavirus Beef Emergency Feed Maintenance Initiative is being offered through AgriRecovery, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The provincial contributions are part of Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to coronavirus which will provide funding support for eligible farmers.

Additional details on program mechanics will be released soon. Agricorp will deliver the programming and receive applications.

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