Opinion

Now that we’re several weeks into the federal election campaign, it’s clear the words “agriculture” and “farming” have been left out of the main messages repeated by most candidates. It’s disappointing, but given the precedent set in politics over the last few decades, it’s not at all surprising. Rather than preaching to the choir at the coffee shop or on Twitter about how agriculture has been ignored again, what if that energy was directed toward making ag issues part of the election discussion? In farming, if something’s not working, you try to fix it. You don’t just stand around complaining, hoping someone else will…

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