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Agriculture committee  You do have it. I sent two files with my speaking notes.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Yes, sure. If, in fact, the reserve falls below zero, the federal government does have an avenue—I think it might be even zero interest or whatever—where the provincial Crown corporations can borrow so they no longer go into debt or anything like that. There should be a certain

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  If I would guess now, if we were a year from now and we looked back, I think we might be surprised at how many payments were triggered under AgriStability—I mean the lack thereof. Again, that's because the coverage has dropped quite a bit, down to 70%. I think we're going to be s

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Well, I assume it is. You guys hold the cards.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Yes, I would say the government's response to date has been very appropriate.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  There's a lot going on at University of Guelph and, in fact, in many places, with seed technology and issues along that line, as well as farm management technology. I came from Arizona, where drip technology got introduced to deal with issues there. There are a lot of other thing

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Oh good. I hope he's enjoying it.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Not really. The suite of programs is good. There was a lot of satisfaction, and it worked very well, but the devil is in the details of those parameters, and those changes make the programs work very differently. The programs themselves, I think, are fine. It's the fine tuning o

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Sure, what I argued in my brief is that this is a bit like precision agriculture from 15 years ago. We heard all about it, but it didn't solve all the world's problems. It's the same with AI. I mentioned that big data, machine learning and AI are going to have trivial impacts on

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  AgriStability is also relatively complex. Although more simple alternatives exist, unless coverage and therefore budget allocations are increased, I suspect that producer dissatisfaction will remain high. If BRM budgets are fixed, a decrease in coverage or subsidies in AgriInsura

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  Hello. I welcome the opportunity to speak to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture with respect to business risk management programs. I have a joint Ph.D. in economics and statistics. I've been a professor at the University of Guelph since 2009. Prior to Guelph

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  I would certainly say that if the rental market weren't there, they wouldn't be able to get their feet in the door, so it's a good thing. I agree that we'd all like to own everything, but the rental market does allow a certain degree of flexibility in and out to weather some of t

May 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Prof. Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  That's difficult. That's non-trivial. I would agree with that.

May 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Prof. Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  There are a lot of resources out there that the governments, both federal and provincial, have for this. It's more somewhat the utilization, as was mentioned.

May 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Prof. Alan Ker

Agriculture committee  For sure. Technology has had a big effect on those rising land values. Technology is allowing that fixed land to be a lot more productive. And it is. It's become a lot more productive. They feed off each other. They move with each other. You wouldn't see the value of technology

May 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Prof. Alan Ker