Grain Farmers of Ontario to pursue further actions.
GUELPH, ON (October 23, 2015) – The Ontario Superior Court has denied Grain Farmers of Ontario's request for a stay and interpretation on the seed treatment regulations passed into law July 1, 2015.
“We are extremely disappointed that the judge did not rule in our favour, leaving the grain industry in a very difficult situation as farmers try to arrange seed orders this fall,” says Mark Brock. “We are currently reviewing our legal options and will continue to protect the rights of Ontario's grain farmers.”
The court hearing on this application was held September 28, 2015. The judge reserved judgement until this afternoon, at which time Grain Farmers of Ontario's delegates were notified by Brock.
“To be very clear, Grain Farmers of Ontario has not conceded on this matter,” says Brock. “We are evaluating several options and will move forward very quickly with the strong support of our 28,000 farmer-members.”
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.