Poultry and Egg Farmers Welcome New Chair of Farm Products Council of Canada

OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The four national poultry agencies are pleased to welcome Laurent Pellerin, a Quebec farmer and strong supporter of Canadian agriculture, as the new Chair of the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).

"Mr. Pellerin brings to Council a wealth of experience working on behalf of farmers across a large number of sectors through his recent tenure as President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)," said Gyslain Loyer, Chair of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers. "This will prove a valuable asset to stakeholders in our sector."

As the President of the CFA, and before that, of the Union des producteurs agricoles in Quebec, Mr. Pellerin has travelled across Canada and represented Canadian agriculture around the globe.

"We thank Minister Ritz for making this appointment as Mr. Pellerin is extremely knowledgeable of the agriculture sector," said Laurent Souligny, Chair of Egg Farmers of Canada. "We look forward to working with him."

    On behalf of:
    Chicken Farmers of Canada
    Egg Farmers of Canada
    Turkey Farmers of Canada
    Canadian Hatching Egg Producers

SOURCE Chicken Farmers of Canada

For further information: For further information: Marty Brett, Senior Communications Officer, Chicken Farmers of Canada at (613) 566-5926 or mbrett@chicken.ca

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