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December 03, 2014 15:46 ET

Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Products Council of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2014) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Michael Pickard and the designation of Vice-Chair of the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC). Mr. Pickard's reappointment to the Council is for a three-year term effective April 30, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.

Quick facts

  • The FPCC's role is to provide oversight of the national supply management agencies for poultry and eggs, as well as to supervise national promotion and research agencies for farm products.
  • The FPCC is responsible for administering two federal laws, the Farm Products Agencies Act (FPAA) and the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (APMA).
  • The FPCC is composed of at least three and may have up to seven members who are appointed by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Quote

"I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Michael Pickard to the Farm Products Council of Canada. Mr. Pickard has a wealth of experience in the sector and his passion for agriculture will continue to be an asset to the Council's work."

- Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz

Additional links:

- Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC)

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Biographical Note

Michael Pickard

A resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Michael Pickard owns a broiler chicken operation. Formerly, Mr. Pickard also served as a Director with the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan (2007-13) as well as the Chicken Farmers of Canada (2008-13). While with the Chicken Farmers of Canada, his contributions included serving on its Consumer Relations and Finance Committees. Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, he and his wife Jana have two children.

Contact Information

  • Jeff English
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    613-773-1059

    Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972