"Thanks to all of you who responded to our newsletter introduction last week on government action related to the pork industry crisis.
Producers on both sides of the border feel bail-outs are not the answer - they only prolong the inevitable. In…"
Last Saturday, the Canadian government announced a comprehensive restructuring plan for pork producers, which includes key marketing initiatives, government-backed credit to help viable operations, and a “Hog Farm Transition Program.” The latter will allow producers to tender bids for the amount of funding they need to transition out of the hog industry and cease hog production.The U.S. pork industry is struggling as well. On Monday, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asked for help…See More
The provincial government is going in circles when it comes to the Ontario horse racing industry. Since the announcement cancelling the Slots at Racetrack program in March 2012, we’ve seen numerous reports from the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, a group of former Ontario cabinet ministers tasked with working with the horse racing industry and consulting on the sector’s transition. And now we can expect another report this month. But our industry needs less talk and more action.
Prospective participants still have time to apply to Class 15 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP). Those interested must submit an application to the Rural Ontario Institute office by June 30 to be considered for this 19-month executive leadership program.