Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ontario turkey board loses arbitration case

The Turkey Farmers of Ontario marketing board has lost  $1.7 million and 2.3 million kilograms of production in an arbitration to settle a dispute that arose from production in fiscal 2013-14.

The national agency claimed Ontario exceeded its production limits and announced a fine and reduced allocation.

The Ontario board appealed to the national council that supervises supply-management agencies, but withdrew that appeal when both agreed to arbitration.

Ontario argued that the penalty should have been only $154,695 and the production cut only 703,150 kilograms.

The Ontario board is now talking to the national agency about how the penalties will be applied.