Solving the Farm Crisis: A Sixteen-Point Plan for Canadian Farm and Food Security

…The preceding list of Programs is long and detailed and, even at that, not exhaustive. But at the core of most of these programs are two key ideas: farmers must cease trying to maximize production and exports (they must abandon systems that maximize input and technology and capital use); and governments must work with farmers to rebalance market power between our family farms and the agribusiness transnationals that control the other links of the agri-food chain. If we accomplish these goals, farmers will enjoy dramatically-increased net incomes and Canada will enjoy prosperous rural areas and improved and more sustainable economic performance.

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