The Hill: Cuts in agricultural research funding are hurting our competitiveness

So say farm groups, who are lobbying hard in Ottawa to repair the damage done by Liberal deficit-cutting in the 1990s. But so far the Tory government doesn’t seem to be listening


Fourteen years after the Liberals took an axe to agricultural research funding in the name of deficit reduction, the chickens are coming home to roost.

From all sides of the farmer political spectrum, a theme has developed in recent months as farm leaders troop to Parliament Hill with their wish lists. More research is needed. Did I mention research? Ottawa has to spend more money on research.

Better Farming - December 2009