With the federal election now in the books, Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) President Bill Campbell is hoping that more attention will be paid to agriculture.
"I have not heard the word 'agriculture' very much," he commented. "We only need to realize that some of the leaders did not visit some Western Canadian ridings. They did not visit rural ridings and get outside of the major cities, so to say that a minority government will be able to achieve results for agriculture, I'm still in a wait and see mode."
Campbell is inviting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ag minister to visit Manitoba to see first hand some of the challenges that farmers are facing, especially with the wet harvest conditions.
"I would like to send out a personal invitation to the Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, in spite of their busyness before the election, and we understand that, to come and visit Western Manitoba and rural Manitoba and rural Western Canada to actually feel and see some of the impacts that are being felt out here by producers and citizens of this country.Click here to see more...