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Government of Ontario reaffirms support for supply management


April 28, 2017
By Chicken Farmers of Ontario

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Minister Jeff Leal addressing Ontario chicken farmers at the 2017 CFO AGM

April 28, 2017, Toronto, Ont. – Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) Chair, Ed Benjamins and President and CEO, Rob Dougans met with Ontario Agriculture Minister, Jeff Leal, as well as representatives from the Premier’s Office and the Government caucus to discuss strategies to manage upcoming Canada/US trade negotiations and its possible implications for supply managed sectors industries.

Leal reaffirmed the Ontario Governments longstanding support for supply management and his Government’s efforts to ensure that its value is understood by Canadians.

Among other topics CFO discussed were the Board’s efforts to manage ongoing industry growth, to evolve the industry’s programs and policies to meet new and emerging consumer markets (Specialty Breeds, Artisanal Chicken, kosher chicken), and new opportunities for the chicken sector to develop new markets.

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CFO also presented its recent Economic Contribution Study of the Ontario Chicken Industry, which breaks down the chicken industry economic impacts on a county-by-county basis. READ MORE