Nova Sco­tia blue­berry farm­ers get $1 mil­lion from Ot­tawa and province

Cape Breton Post - - ADVICE / PROVINCE -

COLCH­ESTER, N.S. — Wild blue­berry farm­ers in Nova Sco­tia will re­ceive more than one-mil­lion dol­lars in gov­ern­ment fund­ing over the next three years. The $1.08 mil­lion will sup­port the Low­bush Blue­berry De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram, which is funded un­der a cost-shared 60-40 agree­ment be­tween the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments. The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment says the pro­gram is de­signed to im­prove pro­duc­tion tech­niques and help blue­berry farm­ers re­main cost com­pet­i­tive. In a re­lease, the gov­ern­ment says it made the an­nounce­ment at the Wild Blue­berry Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tion's an­nual field day in Colch­ester on Satur­day. Gov­ern­ment fig­ures show wild blue­ber­ries ac­count for more than half the value of all fruit pro­duc­tion in Nova Sco­tia.

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