Virtually all discussions and decisions about compensation or transition assistance in the event of economic disruption take place in reaction to strong lobbying, or based on political considerations.
We need to rebuild Canada’s neglected fruit, vegetable, and processing sectors. This diversification would make good economic and environmental sense.
A strong focus on trade and innovation will help Canadian farmers continue to grow their businesses and drive our economy.
Mandatory date labelling on all food products sold in Canada could be simplified, and date-marking options could be limited to two: expiration dates and 'best before' labels.
Data is a core asset for farmers, and Canada is lagging behind in putting policies in place to govern the digital agriculture world.