Friday, October 23, 2015

Phoenix appeals egg-board quota-leasing policy

Daryl Phoenix has filed an appeal against the Egg Farmers of Ontario marketing board’s policy of leasing quota increases the province receives from the national agency.

The board used to allocate the increases to quota holders on a pro rata basis – i.e. everyone getting the same percentage increase.

Several years ago it decided to keep the quota and charge producers an annual rental fee.

The proceeds have been used to underwrite the board’s administrative costs.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal will hold a hearing on the appeal Dec. 21 at Guelph.