AGT will receive $500,000 in SLIM funding to improve polishing, bagging and conveyor systems at the company's pulse processing plant in Regina. Saskatchewan micro-brewery Rebellion Brewing will also receive $330,000 to pay for exterior grain storage and a new canning system. | Screencaps via facebook.com/rebellionbrewingco and agtfoods.com

AGT, Rebellion tap into SLIM funding

Saskatchewan pulse processor AGT Foods and Ingredients is one of two Saskatchewan companies that will share in more than $800,000 in government grants furnished through the Saskatchewan Lean Improvements to Manufacturing (SLIM) program. Federal and provincial government officials announced in Regina Sept. 29 that AGT will receive $500,000 in SLIM funding to improve polishing, bagging […] Read more

Prime minister Justin Trudeau promised to support the Industrial Research Assistance Program during the election campaign, and the Agriculture Manufacturers of Canada wants him to keep that promise.  |  File photo

Business group presses feds on innovation agenda

Agriculture Manufacturers of Canada hopes the Liberal government will fulfill a election pledge to support innovation in the agriculture sector. Prime minister Justin Trudeau promised during last year’s federal election campaign to spend $100 million a year for three years on the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), which is an innovation assistance program for small […] Read more