From the Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the recent recipient of funding to develop a feasibility study looking at the development of a small scale, niche style soybean processing facility in Ontario.
With soybean production continuing to grow throughout the province and significant production growth seen in Western Canada, increased processing capabilities are needed.
The initiative is the first of its kind in Canada with participation from across the value-chain, including farmers, academia, and the private sector.
Funding received will go towards the investigation of market opportunities for both the oil and meal, investigation into specialized equipment, as well as alternative energy sources.
Grain Farmers of Ontario, along with our industry partners, hopes to be able to make a formal announcement regarding the project by the end of the year.
This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.