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Now that the federal cabinet has been selected and we have spent the last ten days worrying about the challenges and pin-pointing the potential positives, the agricultural industry needs to step back and build a better game plan when it comes to lobbying. Over time, lobbying for the agriculture industry has transitioned from being focused on the ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food to having to lobby multiple departments and ministers, such as Health, Finance, Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources, Trade, and Rural Economic Development. We only need to look at the carbon tax, or the Clean Fuel Standard, or…

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