The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) appreciates the opportunity to outline the key issues impacting the agriculture industry and the priorities of Ontario’s farm business community in advance of the next Ontario Budget.
Simply put, the 2014 Ontario Budget must ensure Ontario sets a sound course through prudent investment and pragmatic policy choices. We know that our current fiscal situation is not healthy and must be addressed in the near term. However, we also know that strategic government investments and sound policy and programs can drive the Ontario economy forward. Growth in Ontario’s farm and rural economy will greatly alleviate the fiscal pressures we face. Ontario Agriculture is well positioned to grow Ontario’s economy and with prudent investment and policies, we will accomplish that goal.