Speaking Up Without Fear — Here’s to the Charlie Hebdo in us all

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I’m a big proponent of farmers speaking out, of advocacy and of standing up to activists. It’s encouraging that Don McCabe, recently elected president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, said in his 2015 outlook address Friday that the federation’s advocacy role has never been more important. The same goes for beef producers. Their new national beef strategy, released earlier this week, includes a mandate to increase the number of future leaders that are able to speak and advocate on behalf Canada’s beef industry. Martin Unrau, co-chair of the National Beef Strategic Planning Group, says “the need for [the beef]…

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