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Survey Finds Canadians Understand Importance of Farmers

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The 2022 Perceptions of Canadian Agriculture Survey found that 98 per cent of Canadians recognize the country’s farmers importance to domestic food security, a Dec. 12 news release release said. It also found four-in-five Canadians say they are confident in the country’s farmers’ ability to continue meeting domestic food demand.

According to the national survey, when Canadians were asked about the extreme weather events that occurred in the past year, 62 per cent say they have an increased appreciation for Canadian agriculture. In regions such as British Columbia 76 per cent of respondents noted an increase in appreciation after major flooding events impacted key agricultural regions of the province in 2021.

“Canadians are making the connection on the importance of Canadian farmers to our food system,” Matt Eves, Bayer Digital Farming Lead – Canada, said in the release.

The study also found that knowledge of innovation in Canadian agriculture is low, with 36 per cent saying they don’t know how it compares to other Canadian industries and another two-in-five expecting it’s about the same.

The survey was released by Climate FieldView and conducted among members of the online Angus Reid Forum.

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