Farm Aid Doesn't Risk World Trade Pledge: Agri-Food Official

Canada's funding boost for farmers last week is within its Doha commitments, but some experts worry other nations will be buoyed to increasing their support programs.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 03/21/2007 12:00 am EDT

The Conservative government's pledge two weeks ago to kick in $1 billion in additional support for Canadian farmers has raised eyebrows given its stated commitment to the Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations.

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