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New Farmers Need New Government

Posted by on October 17, 2015

By Alex Fletcher.

There isn’t much talk about agriculture and the farm succession crisis this election.   The political calculation seems to be that agriculture is a rural issue and rural issues don’t matter because they don’t swing votes.   The assumption being that urban voters, who make up the majority, don’t understand or don’t care much about agriculture.

New Farmer Survey: Reminder & more on sweet prizes!

Posted by Ayla Fenton on March 4, 2015

Calling all farmers and friends of farmers!

If you are currently farming, want to be a farmer, or have recently exited farming, we need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to support the next generation of farmers in Canada:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/newfarmersurvey

The National New Farmer Coalition needs you!

Posted by Ayla Fenton on February 12, 2015

 

It should not come as a surprise that Canadian agriculture is facing a demographic crisis. In the 1930s, over thirty percent of the population was involved in food production. Today, farmers represent only 1.6 percent of the population and have an average age of 54. In 1991, the number of farmers in Canada under the age of 35 was 80,000 - now it is less than 25,000.