CANADA: Study highlights problems facing farmers as they look to the future
A study by the Brandon-based applied research and consulting company Westarc Group has highlighted the challenges facing Canadian farmers as they try and position their farms for the future. The 'rural adaptation needs assessment' surveyed around 60 producers in the Manitoba region and found that the predominant difficulty was the existence of a skilled labour shortage, as many could not afford to provide the high wages or the year-round job security necessary to attract and keep skilled workers.
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