Provencher MP Ted Falk announced today up to $4.6 million to Hemp Oil Canada in Ste. Agathe’s Riel Industrial Park. The repayable contribution was unveiled on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gary Ritz. The money will help build a brand new world-class hemp processing facility in Ste. Agathe. Complete with the latest in conveyance, processing and quality assurance equipment. This new facility will implement the latest processing technology to further enhance food safety and quality standards and significantly increase the company’s capacity for delivering high quality hemp products to buyers around the world. “The expanding hemp industry represents a great opportunity for Canadian farmers” explained Falk.

Founded in 1998, Hemp Oil Canada was one of the first Canadian companies involved in processing hemp following 60 years of prohibition. “As a pioneer of the Canadian hemp food industry, we are thrilled to have gained the approval of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for this important expansion of our processing unit to service worldwide market demand for our 100% Canadian made, food safe products that will be produced in a state of the art facility here in rural Manitoba” said Shaun Crew, President and CEO of Hemp Oil Canada following the announcement.

Picture L-R, Hemp Oil Canada President Shaun Crew, and MP Ted Falk (Provencher)