Letters to the editor – March 4, 2021

Grain drying vote was telling Recently Parliament voted on private member’s bill C-206.This bill would give producers a reprieve from carbon taxes associated with drying grain. The bill was supported by all parties except the governing Liberals. Jim Carr, the government’s special representative to the Prairies, along with Kevin Lamoureux, Dan Vandal and Terry Duguid, […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 25, 2021

Cattle association name must change I show much appreciation to the Producer for reporting and writing an editorial on the proposed change to the name of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. I support Ross Macdonald in his motion to change the name of the SCA. I found it interesting that the SCA has only been in […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 11, 2021

Federal carbon tax bad for the environment Darrel Cunningham’s letter stating “Carbon Tax Absolutely Necessary” (Jan. 21) is completely wrong.  Our carbon tax is destroying the environment.  Since mankind started the journey on Earth, carbon has been a necessity for survival. Obtaining carbon to burn has always been one of the most demanding tasks for […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 4, 2021

Straw better off kept in the fields I am dismayed to read that Great Plains MDF is proposing a wheat straw plant in Alberta to make medium density fibre board. There is no soil in Western Canada that doesn’t need all of the straw produced to be put back onto the land to prevent the […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 28, 2021

Sask. must help fix AgriStability Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers meet every year to co-ordinate their farm policies and programs, many of which are paid for jointly — with 60 percent of the funding coming from the Government of Canada. After the ministers’ annual meeting back in 2012, I remember provincial spokespersons for […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 21, 2021

Carbon tax absolutely necessary Farm leaders are spewing gloom and doom about the effects of a carbon tax. Scientists are telling us that we need to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels within the next 10 years to avoid climate catastrophe. Governments around the world have spent billions of dollars of taxpayer money in […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 14, 2021

Alta. coal mining approval questioned Re: water allocations for coal development in southwestern Alberta. I am writing in appeal to Alberta ranchers, farmers, and perhaps primarily those who irrigate, with respect to the imposed development of the open pit coal mines endorsed by our current provincial government. I don’t wish to provide lengthy commentary so […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 7, 2021

Alberta Pension Plan a good idea I admit I’m not a great political guy. I let our day-to-day politics pass over me like the next prevailing northwestern breeze. But there has been a recent issue that defies logic and grace and only comes from a place of pure partisanship on both sides. To hear both […] Read more

Letters to the editor – December 24, 2020

Prairies experience drought and flood As a primary food producer in Western Canada, any article regarding the climate, like “North American farmers warned to prepare for a long dry spell” in the Dec. 3 Western Producer, catches my undivided attention. Through my school years and from my father-and-uncle years, I was told about drought and […] Read more

Letters to the editor – December 17, 2020

Supply management criticism off base Do all those folks who do nothing but complain about the Canadian supply management systems ever use common sense? Do they all want to be like that American who complained Canadian dairy practices undercut U.S. dairy farmers. Let’s Google the state of Wisconsin. Ah, Wisconsin milk production outproduces the entire […] Read more