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New Appointment to Farm Products Council of Canada

by 5m Editor
7 July 2011, at 8:49am

CANADA - Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, has announced the appointment of Timothy O'Connor to the Farm Products Council of Canada's (FPCC) Board of Directors.

Minister Ritz said: "I am pleased to announce this appointment to the Council. As the manager of a large-scale poultry broiler in Oshawa, Ontario, Mr O'Connor has both the knowledge of the sector and the leadership skills necessary to serve the best interests of our farmers."

The FPCC plays a key part in Canada's supply management system for poultry and eggs. Created in 1972, the Council 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.

Mr O'Connor's appointment, which is for a four-year term, comes into effect immediately.