The federal election writ was dropped on Sunday, August 15, and the query on folks in agriculture’s minds is that if the trade could have any function within the marketing campaign.
Grain Growers of Canada not too long ago launched a listing of points they suppose must be addressed by the candidates, and Erin Gowriluk, govt director at GGC, affords her perception into the NDP and Conservative’s marketing campaign factors surrounding agriculture.
First off is enterprise danger administration, one thing that’s captured so much of consideration within the final 18 months. Gowriluk stresses that GGC did have interaction with events on this topic and went public with their priorities, behind the scenes earlier than the election was introduced.
“Essentially, we’re looking for a commitment to increase the overall funding envelope, because we know that programs like AgriStability, despite any changes that may take place in preparation for the next policy framework, that overall funding envelope has got to provide more meaningful support,” says Gowriluk.
That phrase, significant, appears to be lacking from the Conservative get together’s platform, and the NDP haven’t included something with regard to BRM reform in theirs.
Gowriluk thinks that predictability and timeliness additionally want work — producers shouldn’t have to attend a yr for cost, and they shouldn’t have to fret about any clawbacks.
Agriculture analysis is one other difficulty that GGC is anxious about, which is usually exhausting for events to deal with as a result of it’s long-term.
“This is something that we’ve been thinking a lot about lately, and talking a lot about lately, as it relates to the drought, as it relates to climate change,” says Gowriluk. Farmers are on the entrance traces on the subject of local weather change, and GGC desires to see a rise in general funding into ag analysis to make sure that farmers have the instruments to mitigate the impacts of local weather change.
“I’m not seeing in either of their platforms, the commitment that we need,” says Gowriluk.
Take heed to the complete dialog between Gowriluk, and RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney, for extra on the Canada Grain Act, agriculture turning into an “economic superpower,” rules, and extra: