thefarmersstand, a blog written by Barbara Johnstone Grimmer, has a couple of entries that I thought were interesting. They're videos, interviews, of farmers and customers talking about the plight of small farmers in Canada. It's interesting to note that the Canadian farmers have the same sorts of complaints as the small US farmers.
1) Slaughter regulations prevent sales to interested customers
2) Slaughter regulations are driving small slaughterhouses out of business
3) Small farmers, given this situation, are closing their doors.
You'll find part 1 here, and part 2 here.
I appreciate the insight into farming in another regulatory environment; thanks to Barbara for posting this.
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