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Money for dairy producer

A Quebec dairy processor is getting over a million dollars to invest in equipment upgrades.

The $1.8 million, under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, will go to the Smucker’s Foods of Canada Corp. factory in Sherbrooke.

And the equipment upgrade will enable them to introduce production of heavy cream, and process new formats of evaporated and condensed-sweetened milk.

This funding is part of a broader $11.7 million investment by Smucker’s Foods to expand the plant, and introduce new, high-performance equipment and production systems.

To date, 19 dairy processors have been approved for funding valued at over $21.4 million under the $100 million Dairy Processing Investment Fund, for a wide array of projects in cheese, milk drying, yogurt, cream and butter projects.