A statement from Grain Growers of Canada executive director Erin Gowriluk

In response to today’s announcement by the federal government, we would like to extend our appreciation for their recognition of the essential role that farmers play in our economy.

On behalf of Canada’s grain farmers, we will continue to advocate for more comprehensive business risk management programs to ensure farmers have meaningful support during challenging times. These measures should include direct stimulus through existing funding mechanisms.

The bottom line is that farmers need tools to succeed – not the freedom to drown in debt.

As an industry, we have put forward recommendations to the government. We look forward to working with them to ensure they are put in place in a timely manner.