Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Changes in Ontario Pork Grid

By Manny Paiva

Ontario Pork says change offers producers greater flexibility and higher returns.

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Ontario Pork's Heavy Grid is changing.

The new grading grid will give producers the flexibility to ship pigs at a heavier weight.

Division Manager Patrick O'Neil says the change offers producers greater flexibility and higher returns.

Most producers will see their average index increase by a full point, translating to a one per cent increase in their return.


There are calls for more openness in trade and economic agreements that affect Canadian farmers.

The National Farmers Union will make that recommendation during a news conference today.

The group also wants the federal government to release complete texts and annexes of all trade and economic agreements.

The NFU says it will ensure agriculture and trade policies have an equitable distribution of power.


And the President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture hails from the St. Thomas area.

Mark Wales was elected to his third term as President.

Wales is a vegetable and cash crop producer.

Anne Marie Watson of Grey County lost by one vote for the Director at Large position.



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