Grower Support Programs available for hop growers
While there is not a traditional crop insurance program available for hop growers, there are three options available for hop growers to help mitigate risks.
In short, the programs are:
– Advanced Payment Program
– AgriStability, and
More details on these programs can be found on the OMAFRA specialty crops site, found here:
As an association, we are considering what approaches we can take in the long-term to best serve our members and growers, and we intend to continue to work on this matter
OMAFRA Hop Industry Update and Discussion
On Thursday, April 23, OMAFRA staff Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas led an online discussion around the current state of the hop industry, as well as considerations in the field for the beginning of the growing season, followed by an open discussion and question and answer session.
If you missed the session, you can see a recording here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/pu5HP-2u3yBJYJXV6XvzdIp4Hrbcaaa8gXJL-aYMyUdZoA_J4ulctQreT6xlahRU
Networking and Learning Opportunities
Have you joined our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/OntarioHopGrowersAssociation/
Did you know we also have a closed-Facebook forum, specifically for OHGA members? Join today to share information and connect to other growers in your area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/212317466277952
Have you renewed your membership for 2020?
Your membership fees help support our marketing and research initiatives and help build a strong hop industry for all growers.
To renew, visit http://www.ontariohopgrowersassociation.ca/membership/