The reviews of Budget 2013 are in. It is a big yawn. A nothing Budget, a one- day wonder in terms of press interest, most of the new measures in it having been leaked beforehand. This misses a core point. Budget 2013 is remarkable for one thing—the Conservative government has embraced a degree of market […]
Sophie Oliver looks at the present state of Canadian agriculture, current and future trends in the sector, and its level of preparedness for the challenges, the potential benefits and the uncertainties of climate change.
Climate has always mattered in agriculture. Farmers watch the weather, we all know that. But are they paying enough attention to the bigger changes? In a 2007 study of Ontario farmers, 62 per cent of respondents viewed climate change as a long-term warming trend, and 21 per cent were entirely skeptical about its existence. A […]