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Feds fund Hemp Trade Alliance projects

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has  announced fundings for two projects by the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA).

An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada release said funding of $64,000 from the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) will be used to test and evaluate different hemp varieties across Canada for their food and non-food uses. This project will help the industry identify the best hemp varieties to grow in each region for grain yield and fibre yield.
 
A second grant $31,000 through the AgriMarketing Program will help the CHTA to develop promotional material, participate in key international trade shows, attract new clients, and undertake market research to identify market opportunities.

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