SAINT-JEAN-DE-MATHA, QC – Today, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $120,950 in support of dairy processor La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912.
The investment, made through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF), will help to automate the company’s manufacturing system, including their packaging line for the bottling and labeling of yogurt and fluid milk. It is expected that the project will allow La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912 to increase its milk processing capacity by 130 per cent over five years and create five full-time jobs.
DPIF was designed to help the sector increase productivity and competitiveness, and help it prepare for market changes resulting from the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The program provides non-repayable contributions to support projects through capital investment or access to expertise.