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NOHFC out with farming grants

Most of Northern Ontario depends on mining and forestry for its primary industries – but agriculture is also a big contributor.  That’s why the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is funding eight farming projects across the north with $6 million.  Three farming agencies in the northwest are each getting one million dollars while one in the Sturgeon Falls region receives $1.3 million.  West Nipissing – East Sudbury Agricultural Support Projects will use the money to clear 2,300 acres of land and put in a tile drainage system.  On Manitoulin, William Riach Farm in Gore Bay gets $29,000 for a tile drainage system on 60 acres.  And a company from Sault Ste Marie receives nearly $1 million to clear 1,500 acres on Manitoulin for a tile drainage project.

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