Grassroots Public Affairs, an Ontario firm, asked 1,004 Canadians about their views on government subsidies and support for certain commodities, including fruit and vegetables, grains, dairy, poultry, fish, beef and pork. The online poll was conducted in April.

When asked to rank the importance of different sectors of the economy, with one being very little importance and five being very large importance, 61 percent of respondents ranked agriculture and agri-food as a five. That’s the highest percentage for any industry.