Ontario moves to restore general farm groups' accreditation

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 11/21/2012

Ontario's top three general farm organizations will be able to fund themselves through their usual membership fees for now, under a temporary reprieve from the province.

Rulings in May from the province's Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal saw all three -- the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the National Farmers Union-Ontario and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario -- lose their accreditation, thanks to a new interpretation of changes made almost 20 years ago to the provincial Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act.

Read more...

Source: Alberta Farmer