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Ontario’s RMP rolling out ‘later than usual’

Details pending, Agricorp says

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Ontario farmers’ coverage under the provincial Risk Management Program (RMP) won’t be affected by ‘a bit later’ rollout this spring, the program’s handlers say.

Agricorp, the province’s farm program delivery agency, reiterated in a statement Tuesday that the RMP “will be available in 2021 (and) program details will be shared with customers as soon as they are available.”

Renewal packages are going out to farm customers “a bit later than usual this year” but that won’t affect customers’ coverage, Agricorp said.

RMP customers “do not need to do anything at this time, including reporting their sales for the RMP for livestock program.”

Launched as a pilot in 2007 and made permanent in 2011, Ontario’s RMP is meant to help farmers offset risks such as fluctuating costs and market prices.

Variations of the RMP are available for farmers in the grains and oilseeds, edible horticulture, cattle, hog, sheep and veal sectors. — Glacier FarmMedia Network

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