Tagged: farmers

The News & What it Means – Farmers are Good at What They Do; the Government Needs to Let Them Do It

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – January 30, 2019


The news:

“Red tape is burdening Canadian farmers to the point that more than two-thirds are questioning whether their children should follow in their footsteps at all, according to the results of a new survey.”

– Syngenta website article, Jan. 25, 2019

The News & What it Means – History Repeats amid Renewed Calls for Farmer Assistance

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – September 27, 2018

  

The news:

“No financial aid package is in the works for Canada’s livestock sector, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says — despite pleas from producer groups who warn plummeting prices are forcing producers out of business.”

– iPolitics, Sept. 17, 2018

The News & What it Means: A Government Payment Becomes a Missed Market Signal

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – August 28, 2018

 

The news:

“The Trump administration will spend up to $6.2 billion this fall to shield crop and livestock producers from retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other trading partners, said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday.”

– Agriculture.com, Aug. 27, 2018