About Policy & Issues

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is a producer driven organization.  Resolutions from our members drive BFO policy development and provide direction for the organization. The BFO Board of Directors is responsible for implementing all policies and providing direction in response to emerging and recurrent issues affecting the Ontario beef sector.  Development of all policies and positions are made with the best interests of the Ontario beef industry in mind while giving due regard to the specific needs of the various sectors within the industry.

Provincial Priorities (2022)

  1. Increase investment in Ontario's Risk Management Program
  2. Promote and develop herd recovery incentives and programming 
  3. Promote additional investment in meat processing capacity 
  4. Increase investments into mental health services & resources for farmers and agri-food workers
  5. Undertake a full review of the PAWS Act 
  6. Commit to preserve farmland through sound provincial land use policy that sees agricultural lands, including marginal lands used for livestock grazing and carbon sequestration, protected as the highest and best use of our province’s arable land.

Federal Priorities (2022)

  1. Remove BSE rule under Canada-South Korea Trade Agreement
  2. Harmonize Canadian SRM removal requirements with the U.S.
  3. Implement new margin/revenue based program for the beef sector
  4. Promote and develop herd recovery incentives and programming 
  5. Promote additional investment in meat processing capacity 

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