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University of Calgary Announce New Agricultural Research Center

The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary announced the creation of a research centre that will focus on agricultural development across Western Canada.
 
The Simpson centre is named for Calgary rancher and businessman John Simpson who donated more than five million dollars to the project. Its purpose is to contribute to public education and shape policy surrounding Canadian agri-food and agri-business.
 
Simpson says agriculture faces misconceptions about its environmental impact and needs to develop positions to defend it.
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