Pork, beef producers promote risk management proposals

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The two Ontario commodity groups hope to split the costs of an insurance program with the provincial and federal governments and they want the province to kick in its share right away


When Ag Minister, Gerry Ritz, claims he will never fund programs which put one sector over another, he's right, but in the narrowest possible sense.

Supply management definitely puts that sector over every other sector, but consumers fund it, rather than government.

Therefore, by definition, Ritz isn't opposed to programs which put one sector over another, as long as he doesn't have to pay for it.

With "friends" like Ritz, do hog and livestock farmers need enemies?

Stephen Thompson, Clinton ON

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