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FVGC commends AGRI Committee for Report

OTTAWA – The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) commend the House of Commons AGRI Committee for their insightful report, ‘Improving the Resilience of Canada’s Horticultural Sector.’ This report offers comprehensive recommendations that deeply resonate with our longstanding advocacy efforts. We are particularly encouraged by the committee’s endorsement of a preemptive review of Business Risk Management programs, enhancements to the Advance Payment Program, and their robust support for the swift passage of Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act. These recommendations are crucial for creating a more predictable and responsive framework that will ensure the sustainability of our sector. FVGC urges the government to implement these measures swiftly and effectively. We stand ready to work hand-in-hand with policymakers to ensure these important recommendations benefit our sector effectively.

You can read the full report here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/documentviewer/en/44-1/AGRI/report-20

The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) represents growers across the country involved in the production of over 120 different types of crops on over 14,000 farms, with a farm gate value of $5.9 billion in 2021. FVGC is an Ottawa-based voluntary, not-for-profit, national association, and, since 1922, has advocated on important issues that impact Canada’s fresh produce sector, promoting healthy, safe, and sustainable food, ensuring the continued success and growth of the industry.

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