We are Canadian dairy farmers – #TheFacesofSupplyManagement

Below is an essay I wrote recently about my family's farm. With trade negotiations putting ongoing pressure on the government to dismantle Canada's supply management systems for dairy, egg, and poultry farmers, it seems like no better time than now to share a little about our approach to dairy farming.  Enjoy! - Jen If we …

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What is the Value of a Farm?

"Stand up straight," my mom scolded me as I stirred a spoonful of honey into my coffee and picked up a card on the counter. "Thanks for allowing our class to tour the dairy farm," the card read. It was from our local high school's agriculture class and accompanied a small jug of maple syrup, made …

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I Believe in Supply Management. I Believe in Farmers.

Whenever supply management is under pressure, the anxiety I felt as a kid during the World Trade Organization’s tariff negotiations always comes back to me. Far too young to understand what a tariff was, but knowing from my parents' conversations at the dinner table it could mean something bad for us, I started asking friends at school …

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