This year’s harvest under possible threat of Canada’s supply chain shortcomings
There was a time when I was happy enough to harvest my crops.
Back then, I could look out an open window and see the fields turning yellow and growing green with their first spring growth. I could hear and feel my corn plants’ leaves, crunching gently underfoot, as I went out each day to mow and cut the corn plants.
I could watch my hay grass grow. I could see the clover that I had planted each spring grow in the cool months between each summer. I could watch the milkweed that was left over go to seed, and then, after the first cold spell, let it grow again.
There was a time when I was happy enough to harvest my crops. And as much as I can say that those days are no longer present for me, I’m just as happy to see it growing, in its first spring growth.
This is one of the biggest challenges faced by farmers in our country, and one that needs to be recognised.
For one thing, the country’s food supply chain is under stress. That includes producers right through the supply chain system, and it also includes our government.
But our government has not been the most helpful to this particular section of our society.
Our government has made changes to its own rules, rules and regulations, but what is needed now is a government policy that is focused on the farmer.
This is what is going to make a difference.
This is why our government and its agricultural policy makers need to put more effort and resources into trying to find a better way of securing our food supply chain. Let’s look at the issues at hand and see how we can start to fix them.
One farm down, one farm up.
There is a long, long list of things that our country needs to be doing better, much better, to ensure that our country’s food supply is secure and that producers get paid.
But this is by no means