The Chicken Farmers of Ontario have recently denied a request for a 2000 bird small-flock exemption. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we continue to talk about options within the supply management system for chickens. While we believe in the importance of supply management for Ontario’s farmers, there are some things that need to change. For example, Northern communities such as Thunder Bay and Sudbury have few to no options for purchasing local chicken as a result of our current system. There are farmers who can grow chicken, and there are eaters are buying chicken, but they can’t connect.
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