Appeal hearing on March 9, 2016

TORONTO, ON (March 9, 2016) – Well over a hundred Ontario grain farmers from across the province are gathering today at the Ontario Court of Appeals in Toronto.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is appealing the dismissal of their case surrounding the province's new seed treatment regulations. Neonicotinoid-treated seeds are an important tool for modern grain farmers.

You can learn more about the appeal and Ontario farmers' use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds on the Protecting Pollinators page .

court of appeals in toronto on march 9

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.