If you make a decision you are bound to be criticized. The Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is under attack from the NFU based on KAP’s decision to not work with the NFU in their defiance of the government’s single desk decision. In the NFU press release they even state that KAP members digruntled with this decision should join the NFU because….
“KAP isn’t going to get anywhere by helping Ritz come up with a plan that is only going to result in negative consequences for farmers.”
Realistically KAP’s decision makes sense from the perspective of an organization that is supposed to represent a multitude of diverse opinions on many subjects. The decision to remain neutral respects every members right to their opinion. That being said, with such a divisive issue, controversy is sure to follow and tempers are sure to flare especially when you step out against the NFU and their aggressive lobbying tactics.
SEE THE NFU’S PRESS RELEASE
I spoke with KAP President Doug Chorney about their decision and the backlash that followed from the NFU.
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