LINWOOD, ONTARIO, CANADA — Jones Feed Mills has improved its business with the support of up to C$633,160 from the federal government, said Member of Parliament Harold Albrecht on July 11. The investment helped the company increase productivity and improve operational efficiency.

“Canada’s Economic Action Plan is putting farmers first by helping them and the entire value chain acquire new technology to better position them in today’s global marketplace,” said Albrecht. “This investment helped Jones Feed Mills install new equipment that helped the company introduce new products, access new markets and increase sales volumes.”

The investment was used to purchase new manufacturing equipment for creating pre-mixed supplements for livestock. Farmers buy the supplements and then mix it into their livestock feed.

“We are very grateful to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for this funding, which allowed us to expand our customer base by manufacturing and selling a wider variety and a greater volume of pre-mixed supplements,” said Jeff Jones of Jones Feed Mills. “It also created jobs in the local community of Linwood.”

This repayable contribution is delivered by the Agricultural Flexibility Fund through the AgriProcessing Initiative, a five-year, up to $50-million initiative designed to enhance the competitiveness of the food processing sector in Canada. It provides support to existing companies for projects that involve the adoption of innovative and new-to-company manufacturing technologies and processes that are essential to sustaining and improving the sector's position in today's global marketplace.