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B.C. farmer drives his combine to Ottawa

Whether they raise wheat, peaches, beef or potatoes, the Canadians who run our family farms have sometimes struggled to keep pace with the demand for cheap, abundant food. Threats to the family farm have ranged from the high cost of land and crippling interest rates to corporate competition and encroaching cities. Some farmers have adapted and thrived, but for others the strain has proven too much. CBC Archives looks at the evolving family farm.

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A Dawson Creek farmer takes his protest over the farm crisis to the prime minister — at 27 km/h.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Edmonton News
Broadcast Date: Feb. 7, 2000
Guest(s): Debbie Coltman, Nick Preston, Tracy Schuur, Doug Schweibus
Reporter: Lyle Cott
Duration: 2:00

Last updated: May 23, 2013

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