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Say YES to supporting employment opportunities for Certified Crop Advisors


Say YES to supporting employment opportunities for Certified Crop Advisors

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS, beginning August 31, 2017 an exclusionary clause in ON Reg. 63/09 will prohibit a professional pest advisor from completing a pest assessment if they receive an income from a manufacturer or retailer of a Class 12 pesticide; and

WHEREAS, Ontario currently has 538 Certified Crop Advisors providing services to Ontario farmers; and

WHEREAS, the implementation of this regulation will significantly reduce the number of Certified Crop Advisors capable and willing to conduct pest assessments in the province to approximately 80; and

WHEREAS, Ontario is the only jurisdiction within North America to adopt this exclusionary clause; and

WHEREAS, this regulation will impact farmers by forcing an end to the effective professional partnerships they have established with experts who understand their unique crop needs, soil types and field conditions;

THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the Government of Ontario to support measures that will remove the exclusionary clause and ensure farmers can continue to work with the professionals they have built a relationship with, and who are familiar with their land and crop needs.

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