Grain Farmers of Ontario appeal to be heard in March

GUELPH, ON (January 12, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario's appeal on the dismissal of the case surrounding the Ontario government's seed treatment regulations will be heard March 9th, 2016.

“We are pleased that the Ontario Court of Appeal has agreed to hear our case and to move quickly on the issue, with a date in March,” says Mark Brock, Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario.

On March 9th, the Ontario Court of Appeal will hear the appeal. Grain Farmers of Ontario also hopes to have the request for a stay on the regulations and interpretation of the regulations heard at that time.

As this issue continues to evolve, Grain Farmers of Ontario updates will be available at www.gfo.ca/ProtectingPollinators.  

Grain Farmers of Ontario

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.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO – 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

Mark Brock, Chair – 519-274-3297; cropper01@hotmail.com

Meghan Burke, Communications – 519 767-2773; mburke@gfo.ca

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.