Foodgrains growing projects get land

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For the sixth year in a row, Viterra is making land around five of its terminals available for Canadian Foodgrains Bank supporters. 

In all, the five locations — Lethbridge, Trochu, and three in Saskatchewan — have just over 300 acres that will be farmed this year. 

Some are traditional growing projects, while others are farmed by nearby individual farmers taking on the few extra acres as part of their own. When the crops are harvested, the proceeds are donated to the Foodgrains Bank, and used to fund hunger response projects around the world. 

“Land availability is continually a major issue for farmers who want to grow a crop for the Foodgrains Bank,” said executive director Andy Harrington. “We’re grateful for all farmers, growing projects, and Viterra staff who put their time and energy into helping people who are experiencing hunger around the world.”

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