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Ontario has asked Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to join with the province in an assessment of support options for livestock producers affected by dry weather through the AgriRecovery framework – a disaster relief program for farms.

While touring farms in eastern Ontario, Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, also called on the federal government to accelerate tax relief for livestock producers in affected regions through the identification of Prescribed Drought Regions.

Ontario is committing that farmers in Prescribed Drought Regions will be protected from reductions in their AgriStability coverage if they are:

·         Experiencing challenges from the lack of rain and dry conditions.

·         Forced to sell breeding stock due to hay and pasture shortages.

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A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the economy.

Source: OMAFRA

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Many parts of Ontario are experiencing dry weather conditions that may have you considering using an alternative feed in your swine  ration. The relative value of feedstuffs worksheet lets you calculate the relative economic advantage of using alternative ingredients.  Worksheet

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