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Feds pondering more self-reliance in Canada’s food

'Even if we are already in a good position, we can always do better,' Bibeau says

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is looking for ways to make Canada’s food supply more autonomous. In an interview Thursday, Bibeau pointed to her minority Liberal government’s pledge in the throne speech to further support the food value chain. That could mean a review of food infrastructure across the country, according to Bibeau. Specifics aren’t yet […] Read more

The Outstanding Young Farmers program has been “nothing but a blessing” for her family, said Tara Sawyer, who won the 2011 award with husband Matt.

Outstanding Young Farmers creates cross-country connections

It can be tough to find your fit as an up-and-coming farmer — that’s where Outstanding Young Farmers comes in. “I always looked at Outstanding Young Farmers as a graduate program for people past 4-H,” said regional chairperson Steven Snider. “This is a great place for that generation to connect across all sectors.” The 35-year-old […] Read more