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Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Ag & Rural Update is an electronic bulletin that is produced weekly by staff at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food, (OMAF), Brighton Resource Centre. It is distributed free to subscribers. Not all of the information used in this farm calendar is supplied by the electronic bulletin.

Canada and Ontario Announce Growing Forward 2 - The provincial and federal governments are working to help Ontario's agri-food industry grow profits, expand markets and manage risk through Growing Forward 2. Premier Wynne, in her capacity as Agriculture and Food Minister, signed a fiveyear, multi-million dollar agreement with the federal government focusing on innovation, competitiveness and market development. It includes $2 billion for federal-provincial-territorial strategic initiatives, which is a 50 per cent increase in cost-shared funding. Ontario's Growing Forward 2 programs will help the industry capitalize on opportunities and contribute to economic growth. Information sessions and workshops will be available in May, 2013, with applications opening in June 2013 for provincial programs. Governments will continue to offer ongoing funding for a complete and effective suite of business risk management programs under Growing Forward 2. This will ensure farmers are protected against severe market volatility and natural disasters. Providing the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and expand industries is a key priority for the Governments of Canada and Ontario. For more information, visit http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/growingforward/gf2-index.htm Deadline Extension for Livestock Producers Dealing with Drought Fallout To make sure that farmers have the support they need, the provincial and federal governments have extended the deadline to transport forage under the Canada Ontario Forage Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative to June 1, 2013. Farmers will have until June 14,

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2013 to submit their forms to Agricorp. Livestock producers are eligible for: Up to $0.14 per tonne, per kilometre to assist with the transportation of forage, or Up to $0.075 per kilometre, per animal, to move animals to available feed. For further information on this initiative and how to apply, visit Agricorp at http://www.agricorp.com/en-ca/News/Pages/COFLTAI-DeadlineExtension.aspx More Fresh Local Ontario Food is Coming to Cafeterias and Food-Service Kitchens Across the Province - With support from the new Ontario government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Greenbelt Fund is calling for new applications to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) grant program to support more local food in hospitals, schools and other broader public sector institutions. This renewed grant program is one part of the new Ontario government’s comprehensive local food strategy. Ontario’s agri-food industry employs 700,000 people, and contributes $34 billion to the economy. We know that supporting local food supports a strong Ontario economy, and that this Greenbelt Fund program has supported a $26 million increase in the amount of Ontario foods purchased by the BPS. For every one dollar invested by the province has supported the purchase of five dollars’ worth of Ontario local food. Grant details and funding applications can be found at http://ontariofresh.ca/about-greenbelt-fund/broader-public-sector-grant-program. For more information, contact: Sarah Petrevan by phone at 416-960-0001 ext. 337 or email: spetrevan@greenbeltfund.ca

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