At its seasonal peak, Canadian farms need about 100,000 more workers than at seasonal lows, which represents a 30 per cent fluctuation. The average difference between the seasonal peak and low in employment for all other sectors is just 4 per cent, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.
The Conference Board’s Michael Burt just Kelvin and Shaun on today’s show to discuss solutions to the growing labour gap on farms.
Shaun also sits down with a panel of grain growers from Montana to discuss crop choices, trade and a number of other issues that Montana farmers have in common with producers north of the border.
Tune in each weekday to SiriusXM’s Rural Radio Channel 147 at 4 p.m. (eastern) to hear the day’s show!