Farming from the throne.

Yesterday, in Ottawa the Governor General of Canada presented the throne speech for 2010. The speech came after the long prorogation instituted by the governing conservative party and included only a short section about agriculture.

“It will take steps to support a competitive livestock industry and pursue market access for agricultural products. Our Government will also ensure the freedom of choice for which Western barley farmers overwhelmingly voted, and it will continue to defend supply management of dairy and poultry products.”

The speech has been dismissed almost entirely by the three opposition leaders as being old news and not touching on major issues and when it comes to it’s agricultural content I would have to agree.

Do you see any vision towards the future of agriculture in this speech, or just more of the same old government policy?


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