11/28/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/28/2018 11:55
November 28, 2018 - Toronto, Ontario - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ontario and the federal government announced steps to help farmers experiencing high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), a plant disease that impacted Ontario's corn crop this year due to wet weather.
They will provide special assistance to help farmers experiencing revenue loss because of high levels of DON. While the largest portion of Ontario's corn crop remains unaffected, this support will help ease the impact for affected farmers and assist the entire grain sector in better managing challenges caused by this plant disease in the future.
Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments are:
While the largest portion of Ontario's corn crop remains unaffected, the province continues to monitor the scope of the impact and review possible longer-term implications. It is also providing information on best management practices for farmers concerned about the possible impacts of this plant disease on their operations.