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Lois Ross | Any recovery plan needs to ensure agricultural policy addresses both economic and climate sustainability.
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Lois Ross | There is a need for a massive re-think about how we build community, rural and urban communities that are resilient, healthy and work towards strengthening self-reliance in the face of climate change.
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Lois Ross | Will the Liberal government take this opportunity to encourage sustainable agriculture and healthy food practices -- instead of bowing to the pressure of corporations bent on making profits?
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Lois Ross | In mid-May the federal government began to release the long-awaited results of the 2016 Agriculture Census. While lots of the detail has yet to be revealed, there is enough to see the big picture.
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David J. Climenhaga | While supply management gives consumers a quality product at a price that allows local farmers a living wage, the alternative is not cheaper milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.
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Lois Ross | The Liberals tabled another "stay-tuned" budget, with little commitment and definitely little vision for how the agricultural economy of this country might be best developed in the public interest.
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Lois Ross | World Food Day has Lois Ross opening her bookshelf to share good reads about food, agriculture and communities. Here are our farming columnist's top 10 resources this harvest season.
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Lois Ross | Land use, access to agricultural land, and who stewards land, are key issues in food production. Land-grabbing is a growing concern because it determines not only access but also how land is used.
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Lois Ross | Canadian farmers are contending with increasingly strict commercial rights on the seeds they buy. And there are fewer options in the public domain. These issues have led to calls for policy change.
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Lois Ross | Today's farmers can no longer assume they will continue to have the right to store and save seed from one year to the next. Storing of "copyrighted" seed is now regulated as "privilege."
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Lynne Fernandez | A new report from the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues examines how the Prairie region is being affected by Conservative government cuts and recommends how funding and programs be restored.
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David J. Climenhaga | When the legislative dust has settled, Alberta farm children are still going to be able to do their chores without having to be covered by Workers Compensation.