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Bridging the Gap Between Consumers and Farmers

Farmers and ranchers across the country are being urged to make plans to engage with the food consuming public during the day on February 11.
Clinton Monchuk with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan spoke about Canada's agriculture day with Farmscape reporter Bruce Cochrane.
"Consumers just don't know. Their experience is extremely limited. A lot of them have never been physical to a farm, so when subjects like pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs come out, they just don't have the answer. So that is one of the key things that we have farmers and ranchers do, is talk more about it. We need to be a little more transparent about what we are doing so consumers can have that confidence in the food system here in Canada. We can feel more confident going forward to use the different tools that we do use on our farms and ranches to produce the food that we are producing," he explained.
You can go to to learn more about Canada Ag Day. He encourages all farmers to have those conversations with others about what farmers are doingin their own operations to increase understanding. 
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