Farmers are worried about their future — and say Quebec needs to invest more

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Julie Bissonnette says she doesn’t even count her work hours anymore.

Running a dairy farm with her husband in L’Avenir, Que., 180 kilometres southwest of Quebec City, the chair of Quebec’s federation for young farmers has been working a part-time job for the past six years to make ends meet.

“That’s the same situation for 44 per cent of the young farmers,” said Bissonnette. “It’s not because we want to work outside, it’s because we need this money.”

Bissonnette says the rising cost of living and the impact of climate change on their growing seasons have slammed farmers across the province over the

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