Vegetable Processing Industry - Directive Updates
The Commission is continuing its work with the processing vegetable sector to help maximize opportunities for growth, innovation and sustainable change to help develop positive sector renewal for the long term.
On August 17, 2016, Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs directed the Commission to develop an engagement plan to consult with interested processing vegetable stakeholders, including producers and processors, around any proposed amendments to the regulatory framework for the industry (Regulation 440).
The work that has been done, and continues to be done, ensures that we support stakeholder needs and their long term economic viability, while maintaining regulated marketing in Ontario.
Upcoming Broad Sector Consultations
Vegetable Processing Sector Economic Analysis
Stakeholder input is key to industry success. The Commission would like to hear your ideas around opportunities for growth, innovation and change - please submit your thoughts and suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2017 Processing Vegetable Industry Consultations
2017 Crop Negotiations
Mar 3, 2017 - Statement from the OFPMC Interim Chair, Jim Clark
Mar 3, 2017 - Minister's Statement Regarding OPVG Changes
Aug 17, 2016 - Directive to Farm Marketing Products Commission
Jun 28, 2016 - Proposed amendments to Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act to remove the provisions establishing negotiating agencies and to add provisions establishing an industry advisory committee
Feb 5, 2016 - Proposed amendments to Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act to ensure active grower participation in the negotiating agencies for vegetables for processing
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