Week of November 5

Met with the Environment Commissioner of Ontario to discuss recent changes to nutrient management act and plan further meetings on Soil Biodiversity and Health.

Wrote grant application for looking at BMPs (Best Management Principles) in agriculture and multi-functionality approaches in policy to support climate change strategies in Ontario.

Formed working group to respond to Minister’s call for feedback at late November hearings for GF2 policy framework.

Consulted with OCO chicken stakeholders on proposals to increase small flock exemption and the issue of access to processing- meeting planned.

Continued to develop and finalize LOI for New Directions Funding.

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