Broken Eggs, Broken Rules, and Broken System at EFO

At the Zone 6 EFO annual meeting, Carolynne Griffith, retiring EFO Chairperson, quoted Federal Agricultural Minister, Gerry Ritz as follows with respect to their defense of supply management:  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  So is it broken – at least in the egg sector of supply management?  Decide for yourself.  Just check Jim Romahn’s  February 5, 2012 blog posting (www.agri007.blogspot.com) and anyone can quickly see that there are numerous ‘breaks’ (or should I say cracks or even rotten eggs?) in the egg sector of supply management.  Every egg producer should read this – especially since producers are denied access to minutes of their own Board’s meetings and your questions regarding this whole ‘break’ in the system is being hidden as much as possible.    The entire statement of claim is in Jim’s blog posting, stating what alleged events occurred that led to the current legal battle involving the two largest egg graders in Ontario (L.H. Gray and Son and Burnbrae Farms), EFO (Egg Farmers of Ontario) and Harry Pelissero (General Manager of EFO).   Maybe Ritz will see that the system is broken and the government’s defense of it isn’t warranted.  Just because customers still have eggs to buy and egg producers are getting paid handsomely doesn’t mean the system isn’t broken.

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2 responses to “Broken Eggs, Broken Rules, and Broken System at EFO

  1. Daryl

    Iam not happy with the board

    • hoosierincanada

      Daryl,

      I can definitely appreciate that comment. I’d love to hear more about it. Don’t hesitate to email or call. Maybe I can help you prepare for the annual meeting. My contact info can be obtained from many folks in the industry. Let me know if I can help.

      Good Luck!

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