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 Congratulates Ontario Government on Continued Commitment to Farmers

Changes to loan program reflect Grain Farmers of Ontario Previous Asks

GUELPH, ON (February 1, 2019) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today congratulates Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and his team on new changes to the Commodity Loan Program announced today.

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