Bankability, stability and predictability while responding to market trends over the long term.
To help grain and oilseed farmers manage costs, the government is extending the current pilot Risk Management Program, and will be making the risk management program for grain and oilseed farmers permanent.
A new Risk Management Program will be set up for cattle, hog, sheep and veal farmers.
A Self-Directed Risk Management Program for the edible horticulture sector.
The cost of these programs will be shared between the Ontario government and farmers. Ontario strongly encourages the federal government to partner with the province and farmers in these important programs.
Since 2003–04, farm income stabilization programs totalling more than $1.9 billion have helped farmers deal with bad weather, volatile prices and rising costs.
The government continues to promote Ontario foods through such initiatives as Foodland Ontario.
Ontario’s agri-food sector is one of the province’s leading industries, contributing more than $33 billion annually to the economy.