Risk management: which model will win out?

Federal ag minister Gerry Ritz favours a producer-funded insurance program on Alberta lines, a model which Ontario cattlemen have already rejected. Meanwhile, Ontario’s Ted McMeekin, accepting the need for change, is looking at yet another approach


Just over a year ago, to much fanfare, Ontario’s agriculture industry and provincial government announced a series of risk management programs (RMPs) to help several different commodities deal with market fluctuations.

Better Farming - August/September 2012