Preserving Agriculture's Social License to Operate

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Opinion

If you’ve been attending agricultural conferences in the past few years, you’ve likely heard the phrase “social license to operate.” It essentially boils down to the approval of a certain industry by local communities and public stakeholders. With new regulations affecting farms, maintaining social license has become a priority for modern agriculture. At the 2015 Agricultural Excellence Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, “The Great Debate” centred around this notion. Are losing our social license to farm? Steve Denys, an Ontario farmer and sales and marketing vice president for Pride Seeds, took the “yes” side. (continues below audio…) Steve Denys, vice president, sales and marketing, at…

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