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OFA supports inclusion of agriculture in Great Lakes water quality plans


October 11, 2019
By Brent Royce

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Brent Royce, director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, said that the organization is pleased to see agriculture included as part of the Great Lakes community under a new Canada-Ontario agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health. It’s a federal-provincial agreement that supports the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes basin ecosystem.

Within the plan, there is also mention of reviewing Ontario’s agricultural drainage management plan. Royce writes that the “OFA is adamant that any discussions related to agricultural drainage management, as part of this new initiative, must involve the agricultural community.” His piece continues to stress the importance of working together with the agricultural community and providing resources that make conservation a priority. | READ MORE