Risk Management Program (RMP) Information Sessions Coming in Early November

    GUELPH, ON, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Agricorp is offering information sessions for
grain and oilseed producers on the Risk Management Program (RMP) across
Ontario in early November.
    These sessions are primarily intended to provide eligible producers with
information as they decide whether RMP will meet their individual business
risk management needs. The deadline for submitting applications is
November 15, 2007, and the sessions will take place between November 5, and
November 12, 2007 in Woodstock, Ridgetown, Elmwood, Kemptville, Alfred,
Coldstream, Alliston, and Douro.
    Announced by the Ontario government on August 22, 2007, the Risk
Management Program will help grain and oilseed producers offset losses from
low commodity prices. It was designed in consultation with representatives of
the grain and oilseed industry and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. It
joins the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization program and Production
Insurance as part of an effective business risk management strategy.
    Producers do not need to pre-register for the information sessions, which
are being offered at the following dates and locations:

    Nov. 5, 2007              Nov. 5, 2007              Nov 6, 2007
    7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.          7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Altadire Room,            Douro Community           RDC Pioneer
    Quality Inn               Centre                    Lecture Theater,
    580 Bruin Blvd.           Hwy 28 & County Rd. 8     Ridgetown College
    Woodstock, Ontario        Douro, Ontario            120 Main St East.
                                                        Ridgetown, Ontario
    Nov. 7, 2007              Nov. 8, 2007              Nov. 8, 2007
    7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.          7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Elmwood                   Purvis Hall,              Room 244,
    Community Centre          Kemptville College        Alfred College
    Queen St West.            830 Prescott Street       Alfred, Ontario
    Elmwood, Ontario          Kemptville, Ontario
    Nov. 9, 2007              Nov. 12, 2007
    9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Coldstream                Rm 40 (Belmount)
    Community Centre          4th flr, Nottawasaga
    10227 Ilderton Road       Inn
    Coldstream, Ontario       6015 Highway 89
                              Alliston, Ontario

    Complete RMP eligibility and program requirements are available on our
website, www.agricorp.com. Producers are also encouraged to call Agricorp toll
free at 1-888-247-4999. Starting October 29, 2007, Agricorp is extending its
call centre hours to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m until December 17, 2007.

    Disponible en français


For further information:

For further information: Donna Bowman, Account Lead, Agricorp, (519)
826-4017; Betty-Jo Almond, Account Lead, Agricorp, (519) 826-6666

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