ARCHIVED - Economic Action Plan Helps Quebec's Agri-Processing Sector

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Saint-Liboire, Quebec, July 13, 2011 - Canada's Economic Action Plan is delivering real results for Canada's food producers and helping them deliver the highest quality food to consumers at home and abroad. The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), today announced an investment of $935,834 in support of Farinart Inc. This investment helped the company improve its processing lines, providing them with more opportunities to get their products to market.

Farinart Inc, an agri-processing company based in St. Liboire, Quebec, specializes in the production of a wide variety of flour, ground on stone mills, and grain blends certified organic or conventional, for bakeries and food processors. The company purchased and installed new grinders, sieves, silos, conveyors, and baggers.

This repayable contribution is delivered by the Agricultural Flexibility Fund through the AgriProcessing Initiative, a five-year, up to $50-million initiative designed to enhance the competitiveness of the food processing sector in Canada. It provides support to existing companies for projects that involve the adoption of innovative and new-to-company manufacturing technologies and processes that are essential to sustaining and improving the sector's position in today's global marketplace. For more information, visit www.agr.gc.ca/api.

The Next Phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan continues to help farmers with its focus on strengthening the economy and creating jobs. Investments in viable market opportunities will help build an even stronger agriculture industry and Canadian economy. For more information, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

For more information, media may contact:

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
613-773-7972
1-866-345-7972

Margaux Stastny
Director of Operations
The Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis
613-773-1063

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