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Agriculture committee  I'll start off and invite Mr. Ahrens to wrap it up if he has any concluding comments on that one. On AgriRecovery, as you are all aware, there was an announcement some time ago by our government to help us. AgriRecovery, for my farm and many others, when it comes down to it....

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Agriculture committee  That's a very, very good question, Mr. Ellis. It really varies from year to year. What we do is we plan our farm for positive results. We do everything we can. Then things come our way that destroy that positive cash flow and create a loss. Again, COVID has done that. To answer

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Agriculture committee  In operations like mine, we are an export market focused on isoweans. When there's a big demand, a lot of animals can go. When there's no demand, because of COVID, there is more euthanizing occurring, and that affects the mortality rate, of course. Yes, unfortunately, I have to

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Agriculture committee  I asked that very question to a producer the day before yesterday. Producers have an opportunity to take the cash market or the futures market. They take the futures market when there is an opportunity, and there is no opportunity in the future right now in the markets, so it is

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Agriculture committee  I'm going to defer this question to Doug Ahrens. He is the chair of our business risk management committee, and he's very knowledgeable. We're pleased to have him join us.

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Agriculture committee  Thank you very much, Mr. Barlow. Thank you for this invitation to appear before the committee on this important topic. As mentioned, my name is Rick Bergmann. I chair the Canadian Pork Council and I'm a pork producer from Manitoba. Today I am joined by Doug Ahrens. He's a produ

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Agriculture committee  Good afternoon, Mr. Chair. Thank you for the invitation to appear before the committee and for seeing Canadian pork producers as an important part of Canada's economy. I'm Rick Bergmann, Canadian Pork Council chair and a producer from Manitoba. I will be sharing my time today w

May 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Finance committee  Mr. Chair, if I may...?

April 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Finance committee  I appreciate it. Mr. Chair and others, just to finish the thoughts that René presented to you, we know that's actually a very low number. Today, for example, Tyson Foods in the U.S. closed its third American plant because of COVID. Right now in Canada, we know that we've had a

April 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Finance committee  Absolutely. Bob said it well. Guess what? Agriculture has changed from 50 years ago, folks. At the little farm I'm involved with, we produce 800 little piglets a week, and this last week—the week we're in right now—we've had to give them away. We gave away 800 piglets because no

April 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann

Finance committee  Good afternoon. My name is Rick Bergmann. I'd like to thank you for the opportunity to appear before the standing committee and provide the perspectives of the Canadian Pork Council and producers on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As I mentioned, my name is R

April 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Rick Bergmann