January 26, 2018 — As the House is set to resume next week on January 29th, the federal government announced new funding for various agricultural projects in PEI.
The government has announced new funding to support agricultural sciences in PEI. In total, $6.8 million was invested into a renovation and expansion of the Charlottetown Research and Development Centre. Over 400 square meters of research centre were renovated and $1.3 million was invested into a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer to allow molecular studies into farm soil. At the Harrington Research Farm $2.54 million was invested into an expansion of the centre’s greenhouse, doubling the growing capacity.
Additionally, the PEI Fisherman’s Association has received over $2.4 million for upgrades to existing equipment. These upgrades will be primarily used to improve the capacity and cooling capability of lobster holds on vessels, improving the quality of the product and efficiency of the
Atlantic Grown Organics will also receive funding to help further expansion and development. Over $238,000 will enable them top expand their facility and purchase automated grading and packaging equipment.
Overall, it was a great week for PEI Agriculture!