Pop the bubble: Why farm groups need to spend more on lobbying

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Opinion

Whether the government brings forward small business tax change legislation, the U.S. closes the border to Canadian cattle, or a bill (i.e. C-49) ends up locked in the Senate and going nowhere fast, our industry associations and member-based organizations lobby for change on behalf of farmers. According to Wikipedia, lobbying is defined as: the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying, it reads, is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or…

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