Province is improving predator program

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The Ontario government is changing its livestock industry predator compensation program to make it easier for farmers to get help.

“It is rewarding to see that the process works. Our members raised serious concerns regarding how livestock predation evidence was assessed and the appeal process. We brought them forward to the Ministry; they listened and made changes,” noted Emery Huszka, NFU-Ont president.

The province said it is providing:

  • more ways to provide sufficient evidence to prove wildlife predation;
  • a more independent and transparent appeal process;
  •  better training for municipal investigators to assess predation; and,
  • compensation that better reflects market prices.

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