The Grain Growers of Canada released a seven-minute youtube video asking the Federal Government to support Canada’s grain industry in order to drive the post-pandemic recovery.
Grain Grower Chair Jeff Nielsen says they want to see agriculture included in this week's throne speech.
"We're all very cautious that we may not. I guess is the big fear. So, we just thought it was timing right now to step out ahead. Ask and explain to the government that there are six key areas that agriculture is looking at to be worked on, and worked on in the next session of Parliament."
The six requests of the federal government are, as follows: provide effective Business Risk Management programs; support science and innovation in agriculture; support crop health; help improve trade access; provide carbon tax exemptions; and improve cellular service and connectivity in rural areas.
"As the government develops a plan for economic recovery we wanted to ensure that Canada’s agriculture sector is central to that plan, so we can all work together for everyone’s benefit."
The full video is available here.