A Saskatchewan agriculture project has been awarded one of five “supercluster” economic grants from the federal government.
Public safety minister Ralph Goodale says Ottawa is providing more than 150 million dollars in a comprehensive project to expand the food protein business.
Goodale says the goal is to create 45 hundred jobs and create 4.5 billion dollars in economic growth over the coming decade.
The supercluster group includes Regina’s AGT Foods and other private sector companies and academic institutions.
Protein Industries Canada says the funds will expand the potential of crops like cereal grains, canola, pulses, hemp and flax through crop breeding, processing and export development.