Providing More Support for FarmersPublished on July 16, 2020
Fulfilling our commitment to raise the cap on the Risk Management Program
Our PC government is committed to working with Ontario farmers and providing the best support possible for our producers to help them manage challenges beyond their control.
To that end, today we were pleased to announce we are delivering on our election commitment – a year earlier than planned – to expand the Risk Management Program by $50 million for a total of $150 million annually. This increased funding will help farmers enrolled in the program deal with severe and unexpected market challenges like issues faced from COVID-19.
“Our government stands shoulder to shoulder with our farmers during these unprecedented times. As we chart a path to recovery, we will be there for our farmers and their workers to help them continue to put food on our tables," said Doug Ford, MPP for Etobicoke North and Premier of Ontario.
This increased investment in the Risk Management Program is in addition to a $15 million Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program and follows many other actions to support the agri-food sector and doing everything necessary to keep our food supply system working at full-strength during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our PC government stands by our farmers and that is why we are not only keeping our campaign promise – we are delivering it one year early in recognition of the importance of our agriculture sector and food security.