Grain Farmers of Ontario welcomes new Federal Agriculture Minister

GUELPH, ON (March 1, 2019) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, congratulates and welcomes The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau as the new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Grain Farmers of Ontario looks forward to working with Bibeau on key issues, including the modernization of Business Risk Management programs, the support of existing markets, the finalization and ratification of the USMCA, and the expansion into new markets including a free trade agreement with China.

“Grain farmers are a vital part of the Canadian economy and we have always been active partners and provided relevant information when engaged by the government. We hope Minister Bibeau will continue to engage our organization to help make positive changes on risk management programs, trade, and market development,” says Markus Haerle, Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Grain Farmers of Ontario offers thanks to Lawrence MacAulay for his efforts advancing the interests of grain and oilseed farmers in his former capacity as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. We wish Minister MacAuley success in his new role as the Minster of Veterans Affairs.

Contact:
Markus Haerle, Chair – 613 229-8336, marhaerle@gmail.com
Victoria Berry, Manager, Communications – 226 820-6641; vberry@gfo.ca