The need for farmers to come together to discuss issues that are affecting them is acute. Since the digital era is here, farmers must ensure that they use efficient means to communicate and get updates on issues that affect them. That is the reason this site was initiated. This is where farmers visit to find all the articulate problems about agriculture and the proposed solutions to fix the issues. Farmers are now able to discuss their concerns in support of their fellow farmers openly. This is where they can find the reality behind the current farming issues that are affecting their production positively or negatively.
Farming is a legal practice, meaning that it is being monitored under the law. Some bills are usually passed to restrict farming and some to favor the farmers. There are controversial laws that have been passed, and farmers are now happy. An example is the contentious bill 52. This is an awful bill because it has put a restriction for the farmers from accessing direct applications to ALC. Now that the bill has already been passed to be a law, farmers need to come together and see their way through on how they are going to access the services that they need faster using the right channels.
There are several meetings in a plan aimed at addressing at least 200-300 disaffected farmers. This is a vast number of farmers, and they need to come up with a perfect plan on how this problem can be erased in the future. One of the critical issues said during the meeting by the liberal leader is that if they are elected to power, they are to try and repeal the bills and law 52. That is because that law is bringing challenges to many farmers by stripping off their rights and limiting their rate of getting services from crucial offices.
This bill and law have now crippled the farmers. Serious action to repeal them has to be taken. Farmers were urged to group themselves and create a strong opposition against that law. Generally, the BC farm groups are not impressed by this action. However, the organization responsible for representing this group has remained quiet, which is something very disappointing to everyone. The passing of that bill and making it become a law is a huge threat to all sectors of agriculture because it is overburdening them.
Other burning issues affect farmers and need to be addressed. Over the last two years, it has been noticed that there has been a rapid increase in the minimum wage for farmers, an increase in the payroll health tax, water licenses, and carbon tax. Now it seems that the farmer has to bear more burdens than other economic contributors in the state. The liberals have promised that they can fix all this only if they are put to power and challenge these policies that have been passed to affect the farmer directly. Farmers and liberals need to come together and form an opposition with one voice to solve the matter.