The group in Saskatchewan known as “Farmers Against Rural Crime” will be seeking major federal law reforms this fall.
President and founder Nick Cornea of Briercrest sees the go-ahead for the federal enquiry as a victory for farmers.
He wants to pressure the federal rural crime enquiry to reduce the age for young offenders, and reform restitution and trespass laws.
He says farmers should not have to post signs on their land to keep unwanted visitors off their property.
Cornea’s group is selling hats and shirts to raise funds to attend the rural crime hearings in Ottawa this fall.
He says he had widespread support during last week’s Canada Farm Progress Show in Regina.
The show attracted close to 40 thousand people.