Ontario Court Denies Grain Farmers’ Request for Stay on Seed Treatment Regulations

gfoThe Ontario Superior Court denied the request for a stay and interpretation on seed treatment regulations submitted by the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) this afternoon.

“We are extremely disappointed that the judge did not rule in our favour, leaving the grain industry in a very difficult situation as farmers try to arrange seed orders this fall,” Mark Brock, chair of GFO, said in a release. “We are currently reviewing our legal options and will continue to protect the rights of Ontario’s grain farmers.”

Ministry of Environment has Agriculture in the Crosshairs, Says Grain Farmers of Ontario

Seed Treatment regulations passed into law July 1. The court date for the GFO’s application was September 28.

The Grain Farmers of Ontario has made clear it “has not conceded,” and will continue to evaluate options.

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Ron Keffie

Now government funded Activists will take judge ruling as big win. To them, Ruling translates into more Proof Neonics are poison.

Same thing they did to 2,4-D for home use. Stick up for industry and Sue the Provincial Government based on Federal PMRA Neonic Safety Claim or go for the throat and SUE Chemical Company for unsafe products. The Industry is not going to get better on its own. Start thinking ‘Sunsetting an Industry’.

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