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Agriculture committee  Thank you very much.

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin

Agriculture committee  I don't think I said it prevented diversification. I simply said it doesn't encourage diversification because of the way the margin is calculated. Most of the people I deal with, the six progressive farmers in Ontario I have in my peer group whom I was talking to about this yes

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin

Agriculture committee  Are you asking me?

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin

Agriculture committee  I really like the idea that I've seen in other countries where you have the industry round table. Australia does this; Holland does this, and Denmark does it. It's a total industry round table that comes together and says, ‚ÄúThese are the things we need to do to become more compet

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin

Agriculture committee  I don't have specific numbers in mind in terms of the amount and so forth. I know that people will react to this because it's cross-compliance, but I do think, if you want the program to do the second title objective, you really need to have people invest in something. Whether

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin

Agriculture committee  Yes. We should enhance production insurance where possible, make some changes to AgriStability and really enhance AgriInvest. There are various ways I would enhance AgriInvest. One is to increase the amount by some combination of increasing the limit and increasing the governm

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin

Agriculture committee  Thank you very much. Thanks for inviting me and for the opportunity to provide the written submission. Just as a quick background, I have 45 years of experience observing and evaluating Canadian farm policy as a professor, as the head of an agri-food think tank, as a partner in

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Larry Martin