Policy

Farm Income and Debt (1970-2009)

Since 1970 realized net farm income in Canada has remained virtually unchanged, while the value of farm products has steadily increased. The cost of production has risen dramatically, and thus farmers have taken on more and more debt in order to stay in business. Nearly all of the gain in value of farm products has been paid out to input suppliers, leaving little for the farmers families to live on. The current agriculture policies are not working for farmers.

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