2021 Ag Debate Question

September 16, 2021

Farmers rely on the air, soil and water to conduct their business, and have a vested interest in the sustainability of these resources. How will your party work with Canada’s agricultural sector to implement an agricultural perspective to fighting climate change and sustainability managing our resources?

Farmers are stewards of the land. “Sustainability” has always been key to our producers’ success. This is not a new concept, however, in the context of the urgent need to protect our environment, it has taken on new meaning.

The agriculture sector is one of my four local environmental priorities.  I will work with local producers to ensure they have what they need to develop green technologies and be appropriately compensated for the costs associated with those efforts.

I recognize that grain growers need stable income support programs that give them the flexibility they need to grow, and innovate, while remaining competitive.

Conservatives have a plan to:

a. Reform Business Risk Management programs, particularly AgriInvest and AgriRecovery.
b. Bringing agricultural stakeholders together for a summit-like meeting with the Minister of Agriculture to develop a way forward on insurance programs like AgriStability.