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A barn building boom in Temiskaming

Province fertilizes northeast with $3.1 million in farm funding

Thirteen farms and agricultural companies in the Temiskaming area received more than $3.1 million from the province.

The government said the funding creates or retains 39 jobs.

• $607,462 for Golden Acres in Thornloe to build a new barn, renovate an old one, and purchase equipment.

• $546,843 for Loranlee Farms in Earlton to build new milking and heifer barns and purchase equipment.

• $400,000 for Ferme Alfadair of Earlton to build a barn and purchase equipment.

• $400,000 for Flex Dairy in Armstrong to upgrade a barn and purchase equipment.

• $345,216 for Jackson Valley Farms in Harley to build a new barn and purchase equipment.

• $341,581 for Carnor Farms in Earlton to build a new barn and purchase equipment.

• $199,808 for McLean's in Temiskaming Shores to establish a cash crop farm and animal feed operation by building an equipment storage shed, mechanical repair shop and purchase grain storage bins.

• $148,806 for TECC Agriculture in New Liskeard to develop a mobile application to help farmers with their fertilizer and crop needs.

• $61,226 for Lilley Bee Apiaries in Earlton to expand its beekeeping operation by building a climate-controlled facility where bees can be placed for the winter months.

• $59,494 for Charlton Angus Cattle in Charlton to expand its organic beef farm by purchasing equipment and building a hay storage shed, utility shed, cattle handling facility and cement barnyard.

• $26,722 for Bear Path Farms in Matheson to establish a cattle farm.

• $23,352 for Walker's Honey in New Liskeard to establish a beekeeping operation.

• $21,772 for Brad Noyes in Brethour to expand his forage-based beef farm by building an insulated farm equipment shop.

"By investing in agricultural projects that stimulate growth and innovation, we are reinforcing the north's competitive advantage and sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs," said Energy, Northern Development and Mines Minister Greg Rickford in a June 5 statement.