Ontario wants to ease regulatory burden for young farmers

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Photo: https://www.ontario.ca

Ontario’s Government wants to reduce red tape and ease regulatory burden, to lower business costs and improve competitiveness for young farmers and new entrants in the agri-business sector.

Yesterday the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, hosted a roundtable to hear how the government can help young farmers as they start, and grow their farm businesses.

“Young farmers are the future of agriculture in Ontario. They bring fresh ideas and perspectives and it is important that we ensure they have what they need to be successful,” said Hardeman.

“For too long Ontario’s regulatory requirements have been inefficient, inflexible, or out of date,” he said. “It’s time to reduce the burdens for all farmers and their businesses, but especially our young and new entrants who will feed Ontario for generations to come.”

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