Leamington, ON – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) applaud the Ontario government’s responsible and sustainable approach to last week’s budget. OGVG acknowledges the prudent and transparent fiscal approach of the government along with a number of important investments, including rural infrastructure and the Agri-food Prevention
and Control Innovation Program.
OGVG has, like business associations across the province, worked tirelessly to help navigate the health, safety and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The continued commitment and actions from the provincial government to support businesses and workers in the agri-food sector is smart and welcome.
“It is critical to know that the government has our back in both the management of the ongoing pandemic and the longer term economic rebuild,” said Joe Sbrocchi, General Manager of OGVG. “Our members will continue to do what is necessary to ensure the continued production of safe, local and healthy produce here in Ontario.”
“Our greenhouse growers take pride in producing food that benefit all Ontarians”, said Justine Taylor, Science and Government Relations Manager. “The partnership between our sector and the provincial government will benefit growers, agri-food employees and consumers across the country.”
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About OGVG - The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) represents approximately 200 farmers responsible for over 3,200 acres of fresh, nutritious, greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers across the province. With farmgate sales of over $1 billion in 2019, support for over 13,000 jobs, a contribution of $1.8 billion to the economy and a consistent track record of growth, the sector is a valuable economic driver for the province.
For Media Inquiries, Contact:
Mr. Joseph Sbrocchi, General Manager
T 519-326-2604 or 1-800-265-6926
Dr. Justine Taylor, Science & GR Manager
T 519-564-4496 or 1-800-265-6926