Monday, August 29, 2022

Grain Farmers seek minor changes

Grain Farmers of Ontario is asking the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission to allow a couple of minor changes.

One is to scrap a requirement that the Grain Industry Advisory Committee meet at least once a year.

“Over the last 10 years, GFO, the Ontario Agri Business Association, millers, oilseed processors and the seed trade have developed direct communication channels and have addressed issues in a collaborative fashion,” the Commission said in agreeing to the change.

“The Commission still encourages use of GIAC when appropriate but feels industry knows when these meetings should be taking place rather than having the frequency of meetings being a requirement within the regulation, giving them the flexibility to meet when needed.” 

Legislation also specifies that the term of negotiated soybean agreements be stated in the agreement. 

“The Commission is proposing minor wording changes to clarify that the regulations are consistent with the negotiating agency's use of a provision to automatically extend the agreement,” says a website posting.