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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association expressed its approval for the federal government’s investments that benefit the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. 

The investments include rural broadband, funding for A Food Policy for Canada, increased focus on food loss and waste, improved regulatory processes and tax changes to the small business deduction, according to a news release.

“We are thrilled to see that the government has implemented many of the recommendations put forward by CPMA through the pre-budget consultation process and our ongoing advocacy efforts,” association president Ron Lemaire said in the release. “These investments and changes to the small business deduction for growers will help bolster the fresh produce industry and grow the economy.”

The association is looking forward to learning more about specific Budget 2019 announcements and the release of the new Regulatory Roadmap for Agri-Food and Aquaculture — and will continue advocating for the industry, according to the release.

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