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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Grain Farmers of Ontario Working with Governments to Ensure Food Security

GUELPH, ON (March 18, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers is working with federal and provincial governments to identify and mitigate potential food security issues as a result of COVID-19 protection measures in Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario has met with both the federal and provincial governments and has raised potential supply chain issues. The organization and the government continue to work together to proactively examine potential risk to crop production from travel or commercial trade restrictions that may be needed to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Canada and Ontario.

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Names Crosby Devitt as New Chief Executive Officer

GUELPH, ON (March 17, 2020) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers today names Crosby Devitt as Chief Executive Officer as of April 1, 2020. Devitt was the successful candidate of a rigorous five-month recruitment process.

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