Canada's AgGrowth Coalition expects federal and provincial agricultural ministers across Canada to support the request for a comprehensive review of the Business Risk Management suite of programs for agriculture at the upcoming Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting. "We are anticipating the announcement of this review during the FPT meeting on July 20th and 21st," says Rob Scott, a representative of the National Sheep Network, and member of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's board of directors.
"We expect this review to be meaningful, with agriculture industry stakeholders engaged as full partners to help modernize BRM programs for the 21st century farmer, and help position farmers to capitalize on the immense opportunities facing Canadian agriculture."
As a partner in the process, the Coalition looks forward to collaboration between government and the agricultural sector to develop and execute a comprehensive review of business risk management programming and to set appropriate policy outcomes and targets to maximize opportunities in the sector. This will include a policy examination that defines the objectives and principles for business risk management programming, analyzes existing and alternative policies and programs, evaluates those options, and makes recommendations on reform for implementation and ongoing adaptation. Given the opportunities facing the sector and the ambitious targets set for growth in the sector, this ... (read more)