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New growers association voted in to replace OPGV

March 7, 2017  By Chatham Daily News

March 7, 2017, Chatham, Ont – The Ontario government may have dissolved the board that bargained on behalf of vegetable farmers, but growers refuse to not have their own voice.

Approximately 150 growers attended a meeting in Chatham March 6 where Elmer Buchanan, a former NDP agriculture minister who has been appointed trustee of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) board – made up of farmers – to lead negotiations with vegetable processors for the 2017 crop, outlined how the process will work moving forward. READ MORE


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