Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chicken appeal delayed again

The appeal the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors has filed against the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board has been adjourned until “sometime” next year.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Tribunal did not post the delay on its website before the scheduled hearing Oct. 29, but did post a notice on the door to its boardroom.

The AOCP is objecting to the marketing board’s changes in policies and regulations related to development of specialty and niche markets.

The policy opens the door to more farmers and processors to get into the Ontario chicken industry.