McDonell touts cutting of red tape for beef farmers
“Livestock operators have faced many challenges in the past, so this is welcome news that will reward beef farmers for their dedication to their industry and their customers who continue to enjoy their highquality product,” said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP McDonell.
He refers to the government’s recent announcement “to help make sure the province’s agricultural sector is open for business, better able to create and protect jobs and to grow the economy, through improvements to the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program.”
“Our government wants to help these hard-working farmers focus on growing their businesses,” said Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman. Reforms will “reduce red tape and overall costs for co-ops, resulting in a better program for our farmers.”
The changes would reduce unnecessary and costly credit checks in the program, which will save co-ops time and money. The revisions would also streamline the transfer of ownership of livestock once a loan is paid off. They are the result of listening closely to beef farmers, hearing their concerns and acting on their ideas to fix long-standing issues with the program.
Ontario’s beef farmers are among the many impacted by out of date and unnecessary government red tape that’s adding to their operating costs and hurting their competitiveness, the government says.
“These new changes add to the more than 30 red tape and regulatory reductions recently announced by the government to reduce the burden on job creators while protecting our environment and maintaining rules that keep Ontarians safe and healthy,” the government adds.