Agriculture received multiple mentions in the 2022 federal budget unveiled on Thursday, mostly in the context of climate programs that had previously been announced.
The budget, with its projected $52.8 billion deficit, also included some tax changes that could potentially impact farmers.
As part of this live episode of RealAg Politics, we unpacked what was in (a lot of mentions of affordability, climate, housing) — and what was missing from (ahem, trade) — the ’22 federal budget for Canadian agriculture, with a panel well-versed in Ottawa politics.
The following panelists joined RealAg’s Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner:
- Dave Carey, vice-president, government & industry relations for the Canadian Canola Growers Association
- Jennifer Babcock, senior manager of government relations for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
- Keith Currie, first vice-president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Check out the conversation below, for more on the what the budget means for farmers and ranchers across the country: