With the recent release of the provincial government’s budget, some insights into what has been allocated to agriculture have been brought to the surface.
The provincial Minister of Agriculture, Carol Mitchell says, “the message that the agriculture industry should take from our budget is that we are committed to the agricultural community and we are committed to rural communities and we have demonstrated that at every turn.”
The budget did not address one of the more important things on farmer’s minds, which is the Ontario Agricultural Sustainability Coalition’s (OASC) business risk management proposal. Regardless of the recognition of this, the coalition is still set to host town-hall type meetings to inform the public and get the public involved in what the OASC is doing. Next week’s meeting is April 6th from 2 to 5pm at the Stratford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford, and the OASC is hoping to see a capacity crowd.