Canada’s Agriculture Ministers face challenges improving Agristability support program

Canada’s agriculture ministers face some obstacles in reaching a new agreement to enhance the Agristability support program.

Ministers met in a virtual format last Friday and meet again this Friday.

Agriculture Minister David Marit says there are differing opinions on making changes to the Agristability program.

He says some want improvements of varying degrees while others are happy with the existing plan.

Some provincial ministers have suggested a temporary 90-10 federal-provincial split on cost enhancements, but Ottawa so far wants the usual 60-40, which makes it too expensive for major agricultural provinces like Saskatchewan.


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