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Agriculture is key to the post-pandemic revival, says farm group

Agriculture is key to the post-pandemic revival, says farm group

The sector can help restart Canada’s economy but Ottawa needs to do its part, says Grain Growers of Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Agriculture can help revitalize Canada’s post-COVID economy, but the federal government should clear the track for it. That means updating regulations to encourage technological innovation, improving market access for agricultural exports and recognizing farm practices that help the environment, says the Grain Growers of Canada. That was the message the farm group […] Read more

Montana farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones speaks in a TV spot for Farmers for Free Trade. (Video screengrab from FarmersForFreeTrade.com)

U.S. farm group targets Trump with free-trade ads

Washington | Reuters — A farm lobbying group is spending US$500,000 to air television ads on channels near U.S. President Donald Trump’s home in Florida to encourage free trade, with the group worried recent metal tariffs could result in retaliation against U.S. agricultural goods. Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan group, on Tuesday said it […] Read more


John Barlow in July 2015. (JohnBarlowMP.ca)

Consultations close on tax planning proposals

Calls from farm groups and federal opposition politicians for further consultations on a proposed overhaul of the private corporation tax system have been shut down in the House of Commons. A motion Tuesday from Ontario Tory MP Pierre Poilievre, vice-chair of the Commons finance committee, calling for consultations to continue beyond their Monday deadline through […] Read more

Our future Canadian farm leaders need to network

There is incredible diversity in the ag sector and great 
benefit in sharing ideas with farmers in other sectors

Reading Time: 3 minutes If we are to spread our wings in agriculture, it is often a good idea to look around. We gain an appreciation of the whole of agriculture if we look at all of it, rather than be limited to our sector. There are many good examples of how commitment can bring something into the mainstream. […] Read more