Grain Farmers of Ontario Welcome New Ontario Cabinet Ministers

Congratulations offered to new Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman

GUELPH, ON (June 29, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, offers congratulations to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his new cabinet.

Grain Farmers of Ontario looks forward to working with new cabinet ministers to have the greatest positive impact on Ontarians, Ontario agriculture, and Ontario food services.

“The new provincial government comes to power in a time of great opportunity for grains and oilseed farms as well as time of global market uncertainty and we look forward to the new Ontario government’s leadership,” said Markus Haerle, Chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Grain farmers are a key economic driver for the province of Ontario and we look forward to working with Doug Ford and the new Ontario government to find the right opportunities to partner and propel the Ontario agriculture industry forward.”

Additionally, Grain Farmers of Ontario welcomes Ernie Hardeman, new Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for Ontario. “This is an important time for agriculture and we welcome Minister Hardeman to his new role. Ontario grows safe and healthy food and we encourage Minister Hardeman to be a global champion for Ontario grain farmers and Ontario grains and oilseeds,” said Haerle.

Contact

Victoria Berry, Manager, Communications – 226 820-6641; vberry@gfo.ca

Markus Haerle, Chair – 613 229-8336, marhaerle@gmail.com

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.