Feds fund Hemp Trade Alliance projects

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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.