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Farming groups conduct event in Ottawa

A group of organizations representing the Canadian farming industry will conduct a promotional event called "Downtown Diner" in Ottawa today. Participants from the Chicken Farmers of Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers will seeks to demonstrate the importance of the Canadian farm supply management system. The public event also includes the participation of chef Lynn Crawford.

"We are thrilled to bring 'Downtown Diner' to Sparks Street in Ottawa for another year and to welcome Chef Lynn as our special guest," said Roger Pelissero, chairman of Egg Farmers of Canada. "Our farmers are proud to be working under the system of supply management, which has helped build sustainable and vibrant dairy, chicken, turkey and egg sectors for the generations to come."

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