There is a very large mainstream interest in food and how it is produced. As a result, agriuculture practices have never been under so much scrutiny and inspection from the general public. Studies show that farming is a very trusted profession by the masses but there are still some highly critical opponents. In many ways agriculture is battling the perception of farming and ranching as a “back 40” sort of occupation. We have all seen the farmer portrayed in movies and TV with denim bib coveralls, a straw hat, and a few teeth missing. Farming is one of the most technologically advanced professions in the world and as an industry we need to communicate that more effectively. Famers use satellite imagery, blackberries, auto steer, and facilitate the use of genomic research.
This week Henry Vos resigned from the Canadian Wheat Board for several reasons. I talked to him this morning so that he can get his reasons in the open and in the clear. Whether you agree with Henry's decision to resign, it is very visible that Henry feels strongly about his reasons and what is…Read more »