The Beef Farmers of Ontario, formerly the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association, has launched its new name, look and website, a change decided on this past February at the annual general meeting.
“Given the changing dynamics and expectations of our industry, we see the change in name as an opportunity to not only build on, but to also enhance our visibility and strength with our valued stakeholders,” BFO Executive Director, Dave Stewart says in a press release. “The change in name will also align our organizational name with our fellow commodity organizations in the province.”
Dairy, egg, and poultry farmers will be compensated in this year's budget just revealed by Finance Minister, Bill Morneau. The compensation is for losses stemming from international trade agreements. The Liberal government has proposed up to $3.9 billion in "support" for supply-managed farmers. The funding follows the recent ratifications of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade…Read more »