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Policy Briefing: Agriculture Policy Briefing
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, pictured in this file photo. Despite the multitude of challenges, she's gone from an 'unknown' in the industry to a well-respected minister at the helm of an important department. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Coronavirus, newest challenge facing Bibeau, adds impetus to risk management reform

The virus-induced economic slowdown comes at a tough time for the agri-food industry, which was already struggling with international trade restrictions, the affects of poor harvests, and fallout from recent rail disruptions.
CUSMA passage is another hit to the dairy sector, writes NDP MP Alistair MacGregor.
Sylvanus Kawku Afesorgbor and Brendan McDougall present a novel way to look at the benefits of free trade deals to the Canadian agri-food sector by separating products into 'extensive' and 'intensive' margins.
Recent events show there's no entitlement to the continued prosperity of our agri-food value chain, which should spur Canadian agri-food to think differently about new and old problems in the sector.
Missteps by the Liberal government have hurt Canadian farmers. Farmers need a champion, not handouts, to help with market access, non-tariff trade barriers, and more, writes MP John Barlow.
Opinion|Evan Fraser
As food insecurity becomes more common in the face of climate change, Canada can play a leading role in solving one of the biggest problems facing the world, writes Evan Fraser.

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