The Ontario Cattlemen’s Association‘s annual general meeting is going on right now at Toronto, Ont., and yesterday the motion to re-name and re-brand the association was carried. As of next year, OCA will be known as the Beef Farmers of Ontario.
This name change is many years in the making, but a similar motion was defeated in the past. The new name is viewed as more consumer-friendly (and easily searchable) and gender neutral.
Canada is losing farmland each day. It's not technically disappearing, mind you, it's being bought up, levelled, and paved over for new suburbs and shopping malls. It's also being speculated on, sometimes by surprising buyers — maybe it's local farmers, but more likely by an investment fund looking to cash in on the seemingly endless…Read more »