Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Canadian Government for Efforts to Address Food Insecurity

GUELPH, ON (April 3, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers today recognizes the efforts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and those of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and her team to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic with their newly announced support for food security services across Canada.

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Thanks the Provincial Government for Recognizing Agriculture as an Essential Service

GUELPH, ON (March 24, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today thanks the Government of Ontario and Premier Doug Ford for acknowledging agriculture, including farms and businesses that support farming, as an essential service.

Grain Farmers of Ontario would also like to congratulate Premier Ford on his leadership throughout this public health crisis.

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Reacts to Today’s Announcement of Government Loan Programs for Farmers During COVID-19

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GUELPH, ON (March 23, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers sees today’s announcement of loan programs and delayed repayment deadlines for farmers as the first step of many that will needed to support farmers and help keep Canada’s food system functional.

Today, the government announced loans for farmers to help with the issues stemming from COVID-19, including an increase to the lending capacity of Farm Credit Canada and additional time to pay back existing advanced payment loans.

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