Winnipeg, Man. – Almost 300 on-farm food safety projects in Manitoba received a funding boost from the province and the federal government.
Both governments are investing $1.5 million to improve biosecurity, traceability, food safety and quality, and animal health practices on 289 on-farm food safety projects. The Manitoba farmers had applied for the funding.
More than half of all the projects (165) will take place on hog farms. Projects were also approved for beef (46), poultry (40) and bee (22) operations.
Sixteen of the projects were funded on dairy, horticulture, grains and oilseeds and other livestock farms.