Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has released a report summarizing stakeholder feedback on its next agricultural policy framework.
CHC participated in the consultations and is pleased that its advocacy efforts contributed to many of the report’s key findings:
AgriInnovation, AgriMarketing, AgriCompetitiveness: The report notes that many stakeholders would prefer a 25% industry to 75% AAFC cost-sharing ratio.
AgriInsurance: The report notes that some stakeholders would like to see expanded commodity coverage for small and emerging products.
AgriInvest: The report notes that a number of stakeholders would prefer an increase to the current 1% allowable net sales.
AgriStability: The report notes that many stakeholders would like the AgriStability trigger restored to 85% of the producer’s reference margin, up from the 70% level under Growing Forward 2.
AgriRecovery: The report notes that stakeholders want measures available in the program to be more clearly defined, and to better understand when payments would be triggered under the program.