The Christian FarmerPublisher: Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, Drayton, Canada
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX800
This issue of their publication expresses a real concern with good stewardship in farming as affected by production quotas. Four article deal specifically with production quotas and their effect on family farming and small farms.
Abstract: Christian stewardship with regard to land use and other resources is the general concern of the men who make up this farmers federation. This issue of their publication expresses a real concern with good stewardship in farming as affected by production quotas. Four article deal specifically with production quotas and their effect on family farming and small farms.
The farmers plead for justice in the transferring of quotas from one farmer to another and in the general allotment of quotas to all farmers. The problem seems to be that quotas are priced and that the higher the price of a given quota, the more difficult it is for the small farmer who can't compete against the rich farmer. Thus both the small farmer and the family farm fold under the pressure.
Justice is lacking, and stewardship disregarded for the sake of the big bucks.
A number of solutions are proposed. First, the marketing board should become the sole buyer and seller of quotas, and so set a fair price for quotas. Second, set prices based on a farmer's costs of production so that the higher the production costs, the price of the commodity rises. Finally, strict control by and through the marketing boards.Through these suggestions it is hoped justice and good stewardship in farming will become more of a reality.
Periodical profile published 1978