From the Desk of Bill Vanderspek
The CFC directors have postponed the meeting to set the A-165 allocation (August 30 to October 24, 2020) that was originally scheduled for June 2. The postponement was intended to provide as much time as possible to gauge the recovery of the market from the effects of COVID-19. The A-165 allocation will now be set by the CFC directors via conference call on Tuesday, June 16. As was the case in A-163 and A-164, it appears that it may be challenging to set a national allocation without recognizing regional differences. The western boards and processors continue to experience a more robust recovery in demand for chicken products than some of their eastern counterparts. We will keep the industry informed and will strive to issue A-165 Quota Production Allotments to growers as soon as possible following the CFC directors meeting on June 16.
Thanks to those that took the time to participate in the Agri-Stability Webinar that was hosted by the BC Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday, May 26. As mentioned in an earlier edition of the BCCMB weekly update, Agri-Stability is an option being considered by many BC farmers. If you missed the webinar, more information including a copy of the presentation is available on our
In this weeks’ BCCMB Update we have posted an opportunity for employment with the BCCMB as a Field Service Representative. This is due to the departure of Jason Maarhuis as a member of the BCCMB staff effective May 22, 2020. We wish Jason the best in his future plans.