AgGrowth calls on all Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture to return AgriStability to 85% (with no RML)
Ottawa, ON — The AgGrowth Coalition is formally calling on all Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture to come to a consensus and finally make the much-needed improvements to Canada's Business Risk Management (BRM) programming, namely AgriStability.
Returning AgriStability coverage to cover losses starting at 85% of historical reference margins with no Reference Margin Limits has been the longstanding ask of the AgGrowth Coalition and other farmer-based organizations. "There has likely never been a single issue or policy where Canadian farm organizations, across all commodities, have been so aligned," said Markus Haerle, Co-Chair, AgGrowth Coalition.
"On December 18, 2019, the AgGrowth Coalition issued a press release outlining our extreme disappointment in a lack of action coming out of the Special Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Ottawa. Now, 10 months later, we still have not seen any improvements to AgriStability," said Chris van de Heuvel, Co-Chair, AgGrowth Coalition.
Over the course of 2020, the members of the AgGrowth Coalition have made dozens of representations to federal and provincial governments, from Ministers of Agriculture to central agencies of government.
Farm groups have been asked to intervene and help negotiate with both the federal and provincial levels of... (read more)