The federal budget – a turning point for agriculture?

The details were lacking, but some suspect the March budget is signalling less emphasis on support programs for farmers in trouble and more on insurance premiums which they will have to pay for


In the aftermath of the late March federal budget, the news cycle highlight about the impact on agriculture was deep cuts planned for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Finance minister Jim Flaherty announced that, by 2014-15, Agriculture Canada will have to live with 10 per cent less, a $310 million cut in its budget, including more than $56 million cut from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Better Farming - May 2012