MORELL, P.E.I. – Jasper Wyman & Son Canada Inc. received over $971,000 in funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriInnovate Program.
Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced an additional repayable contribution of $500,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency’s Business Development Program.
This funding will be used to install new equipment to more efficiently and precisely sort produce while removing up to 99 per cent of defective berries. The project will help Jasper Wyman & Son Canada Inc. grow exports and sales, increase processing capacity, reduce water and energy consumption and hire additional staff.
The Government of Prince Edward Island will provide a $194,000 grant through Innovation PEI to assist with the project.
In 2018 blueberries were Canada’s most valuable fruit export making up 58 per cent of total fruit exports with a farm gate value of over $243 million.
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