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Canada invests $2M in the Port of Johnstown to enhance grain drying capacity for local farmers in Eastern Ontario

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This project will expand the ability for local producers to dry grain more and move grain to market sooner

JOHNSTOWN — An investment of up to $2 million will go towards the Port of Johnstown under the Adoption Stream of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program.

Funding will support the Port of Johnstown in purchasing and installing a new grain dryer with heat capture and air recycling features that will minimize fuel consumption by roughly 20 to 40 per cent, or more than an estimated 344 metric tonnes of CO2e, annually.

“Our goal is to help the Canadian agricultural sector innovate and adopt clean technologies. This investment in more efficient grain drying technology will help to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and leverage technology to mitigate climate change,” said Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

This project will expand the ability for local producers to dry grain more efficiently, move grain to market sooner and reduce the risk of grain spoilage experienced in previous seasons due to limited drying capacity.


Across Ontario, the ACT Program has supported 113 projects to date, including 40 grain dryer projects, representing a total of $46.5 million.


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