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Ontario Thanks Farmers on Canada’s Agriculture Day in Nipissing

February 12, 2019

NORTH BAY – Ontario’s Government working for the people is honouring farmers in Ontario and across the country as it marks Canada’s Agriculture Day. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the hard work of Ontario farmers, and recognize the bounty of fresh food they bring to our dinner tables.

Today, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli joined the government and all Ontarians in thanking farmers and celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day.

“Canada’s Agriculture Day is an occasion to give thanks for all the high-quality products our farmers produce,” said Fedeli. “From fresh fruit and vegetables to beef, eggs, dairy, and so much more, let’s celebrate the farmers in our communities who grow and harvest the food we enjoy.”

“For me, each day is Canada’s Agriculture Day. I take great pride in our sector, the people and the agri-businesses who feed our families,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “I invite you to celebrate this day with home-grown products brought to you by hardworking farmers in our country, and to join the many events being held across the province.”

Ontario is standing up for farmers by strengthening and protecting supply managed sectors, reducing unnecessary red tape while protecting food safety, and creating an environment where farms and agribusinesses can grow and prosper. From day one, this Government has defended and offered full support to Ontario’s farming sector and has remained particularly concerned following the announcement of CUSMA, and its impact on Ontario’s agricultural sector. Our Government will continue to defend Ontario’s agricultural and economic interests at home and abroad.

QUICK FACTS

 

  • The agri-food sector is comprised of primary agriculture, food and beverage       processing and manufacturing, wholesale, retail and food services.
  • Ontario’s farmers are key to the success of the agriculture and agri-food sector, which contributes $39.5 billion to the province.
  • Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector supports more than 822,000 jobs ─ or nearly one in eight jobs across the province.

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