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Government Seeking Expressions of Interest to Develop Cooperative Vegetable Cold Storage

The Provincial Government is seeking Expressions of Interest to establish up to four regional, cooperative vegetable cold storage and packing facilities throughout the province to be located in western, central and eastern Newfoundland, and in Labrador.

Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources Gerry Byrne announced the project today during the Newfoundland and Labrador Food Producers Advisory Council meeting in Clarenville.

Expressions of Interest will be considered from individuals, producer cooperatives or associations, and may include a variety of scenarios including sale, construction or conversion of existing structures into appropriate, certified cold storage and packing facilities.

Proponents are eligible to apply for funding through existing agricultural support programs such as the Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program or Canadian Agricultural Partnership.


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