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Two dozen agriculture and agri-food projects to share funding

Twenty-four research and development projects covering animal and human health in Manitoba's agriculture and agri-food sector will share more than $2 million from the province and the feds

Winnipeg, Man. – Twenty-four research and development projects in Manitoba have received financial  boost from the province and the federal government.

MultigrainBreadFreeDigital300x278The agriculture and agri-food projects will share more than $2 million over three years.

The projects cover a range of agricultural issues, including animal and human health, on-farm production technology and opportunities for value-added industries, including:

• the effects of late planting on early-maturing soybeans;
• management strategies to control insecticide-resistant Colorado potato beetles;
• fusarium head blight resistance in barley;
• the long-term market effects of feeding and vaccination strategies for beef cattle;
• genetic markers for flavour selection in pork; and
• hemp consumption and human health trials.

In addition to this funding, applicants and funding partners are providing cash and in-kind contributions of approximately $3.6 million.

Those partners include agricultural businesses, commodity groups, the Western Grains Research Foundation and university and government researchers.

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