Cold Weather Mitigation Support for Growers

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The government of Ontario recently announced that it will be providing financial support to fruit and specialty crop growers to help them ensure the survival of their apples, tender fruit, berries, and specialty crops. Specialty crops that would apply include perennials like ginseng, lavender, tree fruit, hops and tree nuts.

  • Ontario is providing financial support to farmers to better ensure the survival of apples, tender fruit, berries, and specialty crops during the winter.
  • The province will share up to 35 per cent of the cost of weather mitigation equipment and growers can be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $31,500 per project.
  • Growers may apply for funding from October 22 to November 5, 2015 through the Ontario Crop and Soil Improvement Association.
  • Look for details to be posted shortly to the OSCIA website.

This support will help cover the costs of weather mitigation equipment, such as portable…

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