Encouraging agricultural growth in South Dundas

April 25, 2016 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

South Dundas council is asking other provincial municipalities to help give tax breaks to farmers who offer value-added products.

It’s the first step in what may be other measures after council heard a presentation from Jackie Pemberton, president of the Dundas Federation of Agriculture, which is a branch of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).

Pemberton provided an overview of how a municipality can encourage growth in the agricultural sector.

OFA would also like to increase municipal co-operation on community and regional food planning.

This could be done by developing better co-ordination between consumers and food producers to decrease the time and distance from farm to fork.

It’s suggested each municipality designate/hire a co-ordinator to promote local food campaigns and events.

Read Encouraging agricultural growth in South Dundas by Greg Peerenboom in the Seaway News.

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Entry filed under: Business, Economy, Food.

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