Agricultural projects in Cochrane and Hearst are among the beneficiaries of a federal funding announcement made Wednesday.
The Ministry of Economic Development announced it is investing more than $3 million, through FedNor, to help Northern Ontario’s agri-food sector innovate, grow and create jobs.
The funding will support 13 initiatives across the North.
The Town of Cochrane is receiving $600,986 in FedNor funding to construct a grain handling and storage facility at the community multi-modal site to support the expansion of the region’s agricultural sector and to service farms in that part of Cochrane District.
The Town of Hearst is receiving $63,000 to hire an intern to assist with research to determine obstacles to livestock farming expansion along the Highway 11 North region.
The 13 projects receiving funding also included ones in Sudbury, Nickel Belt, Nipissing-Timiskaming, Sault Ste. Marie and Kenora.