Agriculture was never going to get a blank cheque

Progress throughout history has never been linear and, often, a jarring event is needed to force us into facing uncomfortable truths about our own failures. That is not an indictment, but more an acceptance of the reality that progress requires understanding where we’ve fallen flat and then seeking to improve. There was much gnashing of teeth on the backroads of Canada this week when the Liberal government announced their support package for the Canadian agri-food value chain. At first blush, critics of the government have plenty of fodder. How is it that one of the largest industries in Canada, one…

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