THE VOICE OF ONTARIO'S FRUIT, VEGETABLE
AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCERS FOROVER 150 YEARS

OFVGA Submits Comments to Ontario's Pre-Budget Consultations

The OFVGA recently submitted comments to the Ontario government in support of their pre-budget consultations.

The focus of OFVGA's submission was:

  • Maintaining adequate resources at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to support the sector’s economic contributions through:
    • maintaining staff expertise
    • supporting the Foodland Ontario brand
    • predictability of Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding
  • Completing the Edible Horticulture Support Program with the final payment in 2019.
  • Executing the campaign commitment of increasing Risk Management Program cap from $100 to $150 million in year three of the government’s mandate.
  • Ensuring the continuity of the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program for northern and Indigenous communities.
  • Maintaining operations of the Ontario Food Terminal.
  • Exempting food production from carbon pricing.
  • Red tape reduction recommendations for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Environmental Compliance Assessments, Permits to Take Water, and pest management.

Click here to access the complete submission.