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We are now ready to get going.
I'd like to welcome our witnesses for today's meeting.
From the Grain Farmers of Ontario, we have Markus Haerle, chair. Mr. Haerle, welcome to our meeting. From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, we have Mark Brock, co-chair of the National Program Advisory Committee. Mr. Brock, welcome to our committee.
We will start with the opening statements of seven minutes each.
Mr. Haerle from the Grain Farmers, you can start.