Business & Policy
A new direction for Practical Farmers of Ontario
By David Manly
Apr. 11, 2012 – The new president of the Practical Farmers of Ontario, Sean McGivern, wants to loosen rules on supply management quotas for poultry production to allow more farmers to participate.
According to an article in the Owen Sound Sun Times, McGivern will set up discussions with the various marketing boardsto increase the amount of quota exemptions from 100 laying hens and 300 meat birds.
“So really, what we’re doing, our organization I think, is trying to plan for the future and we know that supply management will come to an end, just as it has in the tobacco board, the hog board, the wheat board,” said McGivern.
For more information, see the Owen Sound Sun Times.