2017 Canadian Federal Budget Impact to Agriculture
According to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the Canadian Federal Budget 2017 identifies agriculture as a strategic sector for economic growth.
To learn more about the impact of the federal budget on agriculture read the following reviews from agriculture groups across Canada.
"CFA is encouraged that the government envisions an expanded role for farmers and agri-food businesses as part of its innovation agenda. Farmers have been saying for years that agriculture is a strategic sector for Canada, given our vast natural resources, our research and technology, and our skilled labour force," said CFA President Ron Bonnett. (Read More)
There’s some good news for the agri-food industry in the 2017 federal budget, released Mar. 22. The government committed to grow Canada’s agri-food exports to at least $75 billion annually by 2025, and said it will “support the growth of and innovation in” the sector. (Read More)
“We are pleased to see the government heed the advice of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth and recognize the critical role innovation plays in growing our sector,” said Jim Everson, Executive Director, Soy Canada. (Read More)
“It’s positive to see work on ‘advancing regulatory alignment’ in agriculture with our trading partners. However, it’s disappointing to see Ottawa pushing ahead with a federal carbon tax, which is going to hurt the competitiveness of farmers and will increase food costs,” said Levi Wood, President of the Wheat Growers and grain farmer at Pense, Saskatchewan. (Read More)