Farm group proposes plan to mitigate trade losses for grain

All Canadian grain farmers have been hurt by the U.S.-China trade war. China has targeted Canadian canola and soybean exports, but trade action is affecting other commodities as well. Pulses have been impacted by the actions of India, durum by the actions of Italy and barley by the actions of Saudi Arabia. No one anticipated […] Read more

Expropriation of farmers’ assets un-Canadian

Bill C-18, which would remove the Canadian Wheat Board single desk, is named the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act by the Harper government. Marketing freedom should not mean the state is free to expropriate farmers’ assets without compensation. Expropriation can be used when a highways department acquires property, with compensation by agreement or settled […] Read more