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Northwest Territories government announces $5.6m for agriculture

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Staff Writer | May 22, 2018
Northwest Territories agriculture
Canada   The main goal is to allow farmers to expand

The Northwest Territories looking to expand their business now have the opportunity to apply for new funding.

The territorial government announced $5.6 million toward agriculture projects in the North as part of the national Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The main goal is to allow farmers to expand and commercialize their gardens.

Wally Schumann, minister for Industry, Tourism and Investment, made the announcement in Hay River, N.W.T.

He said he wants to see the investment help build up more skills among local growers and processors, improve equipment and programs, as well as help make food available longer with better storage systems.

"Locally, I met a few people that are looking at different things outside of what we see as the norm of a garden growing operation.

"I had an individual come up to me, he was talking about a large potato and storage facility in Hay River," said Schumann.


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