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New Brunswick providing funding for marketing


May 6, 2008
By Marg Land


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May 6, 2008, Fredericton, NB –
New Brunswick is contributing $210,000 to help agriculture producers
and agri-businesses market provincial agri-food products locally.

May 6, 2008, Fredericton, NB – New Brunswick is contributing $210,000 to help agriculture producers and agri-businesses market provincial agri-food products locally.

The money is being made available under the New Brunswick Agri-Food Market Development Program as part of a commitment by the department to further develop domestic markets in order to increase the sale and consumption of New Brunswick agri-food products within the province.

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This is the second year of the program. Last year, it contributed more than $150,000 towards 81 domestic market development projects, representing more than $600,000 in marketing upgrades.

The project aims to increase the sale and consumption of local agri-food products through marketing initiatives such as road signage, promotion activities, agri-tourism, the development and market launch of new products, and the establishment of marketing groups.

In 2008-09 the program will again provide cost-shared assistance to producers, farm markets, associations and agri-food businesses to help increase their capacity to improve the sale and consumption of local New Brunswick agri-food products.

For more information on the New Brunswick Agri-Food Market Development Program, visit www.gnb.ca/agriculture .