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Ritz Appoints Timothy O’Connor to Farm Products Council of Canada


July 7, 2011
By Jim Knisley


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July 7, 2011 – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has appointed Timothy O’Connor to the Farm Products Council of Canada’s (FPCC) Board of Directors.

July 7, 2011 – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has appointed Timothy O’Connor to the Farm Products Council of Canada’s (FPCC) Board of Directors.
“As the manager of a large-scale poultry broiler in Oshawa, Ontario, Mr. O’Connor has both the knowledge of the sector and the leadership skills necessary to serve the best interests of our farmers,” Ritz said.
The FPCC plays a key part in Canada's supply management system for poultry and eggs supervising the operations of the four national marketing agencies that manage the supply of Canadian chicken, turkey, eggs and broiler hatching eggs. These agencies establish and allocate production quota, promote products, raise funds through levies and license marketers. Until 2009, the FPCC was known as the National Farm Products Council.
O’Connor’s appointment is for a four-year term and comes into effect immediately.
O’Connor is also a Director at FarmTech Energy Corporation, a company that has proposed the construction of an ethanol plant in Oshawa.

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