Cattlemen Urge Governments to Consider Feed Supplies

Calgary, AB – Cattle producers could be facing a tough autumn if millions of acres of farmland remain unseeded due to recent wet conditions and flooding. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is urging the federal and provincial governments to ensure crop insurance rules or any other government responses to the current conditions are not dissuading farmers from seeding late feed crops.

Reduced feed supplies in the fall could result in lower prices for calves. The CCA is asking provincial and federal governments to make the necessary adjustments to remove disincentives for producers to plant a late crop. Certain rules in crop insurance pertaining to the calculation of coverage levels need to be adjusted to ensure they do not act as a disincentive for farmers to seed a crop.