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No time like present for Canadian agriculture

By David Anderson      

Rural leaders need to step up and scream that the burden cannot fall on those who are most vulnerable to carbon taxes—rural families and agriculture.

Conservative Agriculture critic David Anderson says that 'the success of agriculture in Canada depends on trade,' but that 'balancing Canadian agriculture interests will be a challenge.' The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

There is an old saying, "There is no time like the present." Agriculture lives that out on a daily basis. These are interesting times for Canadian agriculture. The sheer diversity of agriculture in this country is astounding. As the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee holds hearings on the developing Agricultural Policy Framework (APF), we hear constantly of the incredible diversity of opportunities and needs inherent in Canadian agriculture. What will the new APF look like? With

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