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Report debunks Canadians’ misconceptions about agriculture

This report examines of perceptions of the agriculture industry in Canada. 

According to a 2013 report commissioned by the federal government, Canadians have many misconceptions about the sector, including that it’s not innovative, is shrinking, it potentially harms the environment, and that family farms are becoming extinct.

This report debunks those misconceptions and provides four key realities 

Reality #1 – Agriculture is innovative and modern
Reality #2 –The agriculture sector is growing
Reality #3 – Farmers are taking action to protect the environment
Reality #4 – Farms are staying in the family 

The report concludes that, beyond promoting the realities of agriculture, government policies need to foster agricultural competiveness. Farmers’ priorities for government action include further reducing red tape and the total tax burden, as well as increased focus on industry research, development and innovation.

October 8, 2014

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