Farm leaders react to federal funding for Canadian ag research infrastructure

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I applaud Minister MacAulay's commitments to increasing Canada's public agricultural science capacity. Another strong move would be to protect existing capacity, including that at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. The previous government tried to give away research land without even assessing the impact this loss would have on Canada and the CEF's research programs.

As we expand our capacity, it is important to also protect what we already have.

As a producer, it is heartening to see a recognition that funding of public research is again important. The previous government did a great deal of harm through idealogically driven funding cuts. Public research is vital to the industry.

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