Helping Ontario farmers affected by wildlife and weather succeed

Helping Ontario farmers affected by wildlife and weather succeed

From the office of OMAFRA

To The Haldimand Press

The Government of Canada and Ontario’s Government for the People are reducing regulatory burden and making life easier for farmers who experience livestock losses beyond their control.

The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program has been updated after extensive consultation with farmers and farming industry leaders. To help farmers access compensation when they lose livestock to predators, changes to the federal/provincial program include:

  • More ways to provide sufficient evidence to prove wildlife predation;
  • A more independent and transparent appeal process;
  • Better training for municipal investigators to assess predation; and,
  • Compensation that better reflects market prices.
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