Local Businesses in Hamilton area to Receive Investments For Improvements to Their Agri-food Businesses

Published on November 12, 2019

Hamilton - Today, Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook announced that Alves Meats in Hamilton and Brenn-B and Company Limited in Waterdown will receive cost-share funding that will improve their operations so they can grow their businesses, boost the province’s economy and bring more safe, high-quality Ontario agri-food products to local and international markets.

“This strong support will help these businesses grow and improve their operations, so they can continue to create jobs, boost our economy and keep bringing more safe, high quality food to both local and global markets”, said Skelly. “This help is part of our government’s commitment to making Ontario’s agri-food sector grow and be even more competitive.”

This funding, provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, will support the completion of projects in areas such as food safety, labour productivity and waste reduction.

Alves Meats of Hamilton will receive up to $75,000 and Brenn-B and Company of Waterdown, which produces potatoes, will receive up to $141,410.

Agri-food businesses will receive more than $6.8 million in cost-share funding to eligible farmers and agri-food businesses to complete more than 100 projects to enhance their businesses. Businesses receiving the support share costs on the projects. Factoring in funding coming from the businesses, this will represent a joint investment of more than $29 million in the sector.
“Our government is committed to making our agricultural and agri-food sector open for business,” said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Investing in these projects will help our farmers succeed while boosting innovation, productivity, and competitiveness for the entire sector.”

Since June 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support to more than 2,000 projects through the Partnership to help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow. General