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New chairperson of FPCC


May 19, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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New chairperson of FPCC
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz recently announced the
appointment of Laurent Pellerin as the new chairperson of the Farm Products
Council of Canada (FPCC).



May 19, 2010, Ottawa,
Ont – Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz recently announced the
appointment of Laurent Pellerin as the new chairperson of the Farm Products
Council of Canada (FPCC)
.

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“I am very pleased Mr.
Pellerin has accepted this appointment to the council,” said Minister Ritz.
“Over the course of many years leading producer organizations, most recently as
president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Mr. Pellerin has earned
the respect of farmers. I look forward to working with Mr. Pellerin in his new
role.”

Created in 1972, the
FPCC supervises the operations of the four national marketing agencies that
manage the supply of Canadian chicken, turkey, eggs and broiler hatching eggs.
These agencies establish and allocate production quota, promote products, raise
funds through levies and license marketers. In addition, the council supervises
the operation of the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and
Promotion Agency. Until 2009, the FPCC was known as the National Farm Products
Council.

The chairperson of the
FPCC, who reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and
Agri-Food
, is accountable for managing and directing the council’s operation.

Pellerin’s appointment is
for a four-year term and is effective May 31, 2010.


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