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Ontario Pork at Queen’s Park to discuss four key initiatives

On November 14 and 15, Ontario Pork Board Members met with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) at Queen’s Park to discuss four key initiatives for the pork industry:

  • Expand processing capacity: Find solutions to address to the current reliance on processing plants located in other provinces and in the United States.
  • Improve emergency preparedness: The pork industry requires timely and responsive government programs and tools to ensure an orderly crisis response that protects animal welfare and industry infrastructure.
  • Resolve labour shortages: Greater government and industry collaboration to address the recruitment, training and retention of workers on our farms as well as for our industry partners.
  • Continued partnership in risk management: Increase funding for Risk Management Program by $100 million to make the program more insurance-based, allowing funds to build up during good years, making increased payments available when needed most.

Lots of great discussions were had with more than twenty MPPs across party lines: Conservatives, NDP, Liberal, and Green. Support for agriculture remains strong across all parties.

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