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Scientific research big winner in federal budget

Canadians who were hoping for a repeat of the 2017 federal budget that doubled down on the economic growth potential of the agriculture sector will be sorely disappointed. Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled Ottawa’s latest budget roadmap Tuesday, highlights of which include a major overhaul of how this country conducts scientific research and a target […] Read more

Good times in agriculture make Ag Canada budget cutting easier to swallow

Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, celebrating five years in the portfolio later this summer, has become the purveyor of good news. His department recently produced an overview document for the agri-food sector in 2012 that was largely a recitation of growth, income records and good prospects. At a March 30 news conference about the previous day’s […] Read more