Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Feds announce $3.7 million more for farm management

When federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau participated online for the Agriculture Excellence Conference this week, she announced $3.7 million to help farmers improve their management.

There is more than $1.8 million for the AgriCompetitiveness Program which will helps farmers improve their business management skills.

It features sharing of skills among participants, helps them to add to their suite of skills and outlines best practices.

There is $1.8 million for Farm Management Canada to offer producers education about risk management and help them to develop risk management plans.

I have long believed that government funding to improve farm business management skills is one of the best investments available. The other is investments in basic and applied research.

And one of the biggest wastes is direct-to-farmer and corporate subsidies.